The Present State of Prosthetic Development in Belgium
Geriatric patients who have had a Chopart amputation are fitted with a high lacing boot which incorporates a posterior polypropylene shell, covered by the shank, and a rigid sole to resist dorsiflexion moments in late stance. This has the advantage of ease of application without the exertion of undue forces on the stump. Female, and sometimes geriatric, patients are alternatively fitted with a supple leather boot incorporating a polyurethane forefoot of an appropriate density to allow ‘roll over’ on the forefoot. This is a more cosmetic solution.
KeywordsEpoxy Polypropylene Polyurethane
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