Tendon transfers for the drop foot.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The paralytic drop foot represents a challenging problem for even the most experienced orthopedic surgeon. Careful patient selection, thorough preoperative examination and planning, and application of tendon transfer biomechanical and physiologic principles outlined in this article can lead to successful results, either through a posterior tibialis tendon transfer, Bridle transfer, or variations on these procedures. Achilles lengthening or gastrocnemius recession may also be needed at the time of tendon transfer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schweitzer, KM; Jones, CP

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 65 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 24548510

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fcl.2013.12.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States