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I had spinal surgery but now I have a dropped foot - when will it return to normal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It varies

It varies and depends in part on what has caused it.
Some cases will resolve in days to weeks after surgery and some may be permanent. You would certainly want to make sure your surgeon is aware of the problem to make sure ther is not something currently ongoing that is causing the problem. Thank you for your question.

In brief: It varies

It varies and depends in part on what has caused it.
Some cases will resolve in days to weeks after surgery and some may be permanent. You would certainly want to make sure your surgeon is aware of the problem to make sure ther is not something currently ongoing that is causing the problem. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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In brief: How long has it been

If the surgery has been recent, then you need to give it time.
If the surgery has been a while ago, then there is chance it will not resolve. Unfortunately with surgery around the nerves and spine, this is a complication that can occur. You can get into a brace for the ankle which can help with walking.

In brief: How long has it been

If the surgery has been recent, then you need to give it time.
If the surgery has been a while ago, then there is chance it will not resolve. Unfortunately with surgery around the nerves and spine, this is a complication that can occur. You can get into a brace for the ankle which can help with walking.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
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In brief: No specific time

You should talk to your surgeon about the problem. Depending on the type of surgery may help to determine the time to normal if ever.

In brief: No specific time

You should talk to your surgeon about the problem. Depending on the type of surgery may help to determine the time to normal if ever.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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