foot drop

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foot drop

Loss of the ability to bend the ankle so that the foot rises. This may be due to disorders of the lower spinal cord or of the nerves to the muscles that flex the ankle. Foot drop seriously interferes with walking. A foot brace may be necessary.
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Gunn and Molesworth (1957) reported fifty six cases of drop-foot, in which the tibialis posterior tendon was inserted into the tarsus after being brought forward the interosseous membrane of the leg.
Two-tailed transfer of tibialis posterior for correction of drop-foot in leprosy.
New Tendon Transfer for Correction of Drop-foot in Common Peroneal Nerve Palsy.
Applying functional-electrical stimulation (FES) is an active approach to the drop-foot gait treatment [6].
Moreover, plantar flexor muscles are not frequently affected; that is why most of the ankle foot orthotic devices are designed for drop-foot prevention [10].
Three dimensional inertial sensing of foot movements for automatic tuning of a two-channel implantable drop-foot stimulator.
Long-term followup of patients using the ActiGait implanted drop-foot stimulator.
Imagine hospital gowns with sensors to monitor patient needs or an embedded sensor in prosthesis to compensate for drop-foot syndrome.
Posterior tibial tendon transfer for drop-foot. 20 cases followed for 1 -5 years.
The results of these studies indicated that the dorsiflexion assistive moment at initial contact was comparatively larger than that during swing phase to prevent drop-foot in patients with hemiplegia; recommendations for AFO design were therefore proposed [37].
My right leg was in a 45 degree position and my left leg was in a 70 degree position with both ankles in a drop-footed position, with no muscle control and hips locked in place.