Categories : Pain in Feet

 

I received a call from a colleague with questions regarding how to make an AFO for a patient who had a poor outcome following a spinal surgery. She developed a dropfoot on the left side. This is not an unusual complication of such a surgery. What was unusual, however, was that on the right side, she had posterior weakness rather than anterior weakness and developed a calcaneus type of gait. She has a difficult time plantarflexing her right foot. This resulted in her walking on her heel on the right side while having a typical dropfoot on the left side.

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 Posted on : September 5, 2014