The aim of surgery in foot-drop
deformity is to restore active dorsiflexion thereby restoring normal gait and to prevent secondary impairments due to foot-drop
The ultimate destruction of the nerves leads to the deformities which used to be such a terrifying feature of leprosy such as foot-drop
, wrist- drop, claw-foot and ulcers that lead to loss of fingers and toes.
A long-term follow-up result of posterior tibialis muscle transfer for foot-drop
in leprosy patients.
Other features include an angled foot section to help protect against foot-drop
, an open heel design to promote wound healing, and adjustable Velcro straps to accommodate wound dressings and swelling.
or knee-flexion contractures develop, the patient's chances of even beginning rehabilitative ambulation are minimal.