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Can a nursing home patient that has drop foot ever be able to walk once again?
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Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Usually
A 'drop foot' can have many causes.
Typically, patients with a drop foot can walk with an ankle foot orthosis (afo) and other assistive devices as needed. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for this problem. I recommend an evaluation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician or an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Usually
A 'drop foot' can have many causes.
Typically, patients with a drop foot can walk with an ankle foot orthosis (afo) and other assistive devices as needed. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for this problem. I recommend an evaluation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician or an orthopedic surgeon.
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
In brief: Probably Yes & Help
Foot drop often remains, but can be helped by an afo ankle foot orthotic.
This helps hold the foot at a 90 degree angle and makes walking easier. Often the patient with foot drop is going to need other assistance like a cane or walker to help steady themselves. Get an evaluation by a physical therapist or a doctor specializing in rehabilitation. They are called physiatrists.

In brief: Probably Yes & Help
Foot drop often remains, but can be helped by an afo ankle foot orthotic.
This helps hold the foot at a 90 degree angle and makes walking easier. Often the patient with foot drop is going to need other assistance like a cane or walker to help steady themselves. Get an evaluation by a physical therapist or a doctor specializing in rehabilitation. They are called physiatrists.
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