Foot Drop Surgery (Tendon Transfer)

June 18, 2015

Foot drop refers to the difficulty of lifting the front part of the foot. It occurs when the muscles and tendons pulling the foot up are unable to function. If you have foot drop, you will have difficulty walking as your foot or toes are constantly dragging on the ground.

Tendon transfer may be used to treat foot drop when wearing a brace or physical therapy is not a viable option. It is a procedure in which a functioning tendon and its muscles is taken from another part of the foot to replace the one from the drop foot.