Early Active Mobilization is effective in patients with foot-drop deformity
Early active motion versus immobilization after tendon transfer for foot drop deformity: A randomized clinical trialClin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Sep;468(9):2477-84. Epub 2010 Apr 17.
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Dr. Santosh Rath discusses early active motion versus immobilization after tendon transfer for foot drop deformity.
24 Hansen's disease patients, with irreversible common peroneal nerve paralysis of >1 year duration after undergoing tendon transfer surgery, were randomized to receive early active mobilization at 5 days or standard immobilization for 4 weeks. At the mean 16 month follow up, it was observed that the early active motion was a safe and feasible method,that did not increase tendon pullout and yielde...
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