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Offline stephenrave

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Foot drop Surgery(tendon Transfer )
« on: November 25, 2008, 12:07:35 PM »
Anyone has perform the tendon transfer surgery due to their foot drop ?
I having a foot drop since MARCH cause by bike accident. My Doctor told me that is the last option for me
I like to know more about after the surgery result and feeling but i cant found anyone .
Those who had experience pls share with me . I Very very very appreciated .

How about your strength & angel of movement ?
Do u still having Toes drop ?(tendon transfer surgery help lift up your toes as well  ?)
Do u walk normal & look normal   ?

drmark

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Re: Foot drop Surgery(tendon Transfer )
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 12:10:12 PM »
Its not a very common surgery now that polio hardly exists anymore.
We have done about 10-12 over the years, and everyone was happy that they had it, but its no substitue for what you used to have.
You will need to stay in the AFO for about six months afteward, and it takes some PT to figure out how to use the transfer.

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Re: Foot drop Surgery(tendon Transfer )
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 12:22:48 PM »
Hi drmark ,

Thank you for your reply .I just worried and like to know after the tendon transfer do the patient able to walk normally without AFO support?

I'm 23 years old very active person . Everyone look weird on my when i was walking with lifting my hip upward to due to foot drop .

drmark

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Re: Foot drop Surgery(tendon Transfer )
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 12:40:17 PM »
You should ba AFO free six months after the surgery.