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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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