footdrop


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footdrop

 [foot´drop]
1. a contracture deformity associated with bed rest and immobility, resulting in the inability to place the heel on the ground.
2. dropping of the foot from paralysis of anterior muscles of the lower limb.

foot·drop

(fut'drop),
Partial or total inability to dorsiflex the foot, as a consequence of which the toes drag on the ground during walking unless a steppage gait is used; most often ultimately due to weakness of the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot (especially the tibialis anterior), but has many causes, including disorders of the peripheral and central nervous systems, motor unit, tendons, and bones.

foot·drop

(futdrop)
Partial or total inability to dorsiflex the foot, as a consequence of which the toes drag on the ground during walking unless a steppage gait is used; has many causes.
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The initial assessment by the nurse may reveal muscle weakness in the form of footdrop or unsteady gait.
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