Anatomic Reconstruction of Malunited Chopart Joint Injuries

  title={Anatomic Reconstruction of Malunited Chopart Joint Injuries},
  author={Priv.-Doz. Dr. med Stefan Rammelt and Hans Zwipp and Wolfgang Schneiders and Jan Heineck},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
Fractures and dislocations at the mid-tarsal (Chopart) joint are frequently overlooked or misinterpreted at first presentation. Inadequate joint reduction and stabilization almost invariably lead to painful malunions or nonunions, residual instability, and deformity. Because of the central position and the essential function of the mid-tarsal joint, malunions lead to a considerable impairment of global foot function and the rapid development of posttraumatic arthritis. While secondary… CONTINUE READING