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Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the picture, the peroneal nerve is at risk of pressure injury where it crosses the fibula. This kind of "palsy" due to pressure may recover spontaneously over weeks to months. If not, orthotics or surgery to graft a nerve along the injured area may help. ...Read more

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Footdrop (Definition)

Foot drop usually refers to the inability to dorsiflex the foot (ie lift your ankle up) this can be associated with a variety of conditions. The most common are dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and stroke. Less common causes are neuropathies, ...Read more


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What causes foot drop?

What causes foot drop?

Lots of reasons: Weakness or stiffness from post polio, spinal cord injury, spinal bifida, multiple sclerosis, anterior leg compartment muscle atrophy, guillen barre, or peroneal nerve trauma, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can apinched nerve in lumbar4 cause foot drop? If yes, what can be done?

Can apinched nerve in lumbar4 cause foot drop? If yes, what can be done?

Foot drop: Foot drop is usually caused by pressure on Lumbar Nerve 5, but 5 percent of people have a shift up or down in which level of the spine affects which nerve. Pressure on the peroneal nerve usually near the knee can cause this as well. If not properly diagnosed or treated the weakness can be permanent and require bracing. If it is from the spine therapy and injections can often work without surgery ...Read more

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Can an electromyography detect the cause of foot drop?

Can an electromyography detect the cause of foot drop?

Surely: From your description, could be due to lumbar L-5 root compression, but your foot drop could even be due to peroneal nerve compression. EMG done in certified lab could certainly differentiate. ...Read more

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If a B12 def can't cause foot drop, why does it help mine? (i keep reading it can)

EBM vs anecdotal : We try to practice evidence-based medicine whenever possible but sometimes we just don't have proof (and may never). For instance, we have no randomized double-blind placebo-controlled evidence that people w/parachute jumping from an airplane live more than those who jump w/o parachute. Yet, we always use parachutes! so if B12 helps you, and there's no downside, i'd say keep using it. ...Read more

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I have recently developed foot drop and i'm currently on remicade. Can remicade cause this?

I have recently developed foot drop and i'm currently on remicade. Can remicade cause this?

Get checked: Neurologic problems have occurred with Remicade but it is more important to rule out other causes which could be more serious and are potentially reversible. Call your physician immediately. ...Read more

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What causes foot drop? I just had a vaginal hysterectomy.

What causes foot drop? I just had a vaginal hysterectomy.

Nerve palsy: When the patient is positioned for a vaginal hysterectomy care is taken to prevent pressure on the nerves, especially those just below the knee on the outer aspect of the upper calf. If undue pressure does occur to those particular nerves, foot drop can occur - that could be temporary, but it is possible to have a permanent palsy. ...Read more

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Can l1-l2 herniated disk cause foot drop?

Not typically: Typically due to compressive pathology of the L4 nerve root or L5 -- most commonly at the l4-5 level. Not just a small herniated disc. There are other causes: neuromuscular, peripheral sciatic or peroneal nerve palsies or injuries. See your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Need a 2nd MRI after foot drop.1st MRI shows protuding disc l5s1.Will this show cause of drop or just rule out other causes?Had 1 failed nerve drop

Need a 2nd MRI after foot drop.1st MRI shows protuding disc l5s1.Will this show cause of drop or just rule out other causes?Had 1 failed nerve drop

EMG would be better: I am not sure why you would need another mri. An emg/ncv (electromyography and nerve conduction) might be a better test to localize the location of the problem. It can detect where the nerve is abnormal-often it it at the level of the knee. ...Read more

Foot Drop (Definition)

It is a condition where the nerve and muscle are injured and will not allow control of the foot to be a smooth motion when walking but instead allows the foot to slap down ...Read more


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Nephrectomy (Definition)

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