BEFORE SURGERY: Patient has a foot drop or paralyzed right foot due to a compression of the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head. This video demonstrates how she cannot move the foot upward or outward due to the loss of muscle function from this nerve compression. Her post-op video is the very next video - please watch it.
AFTER SURGERY: This patient had surgery one week ago on the common peroneal nerve for a foot drop. Please see the video just above this one to see what her foot was like before surgery. She had evidence for compression of the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head at the outside of her knee. She has had incredible response to surgery after a very short period of time. Within one week, this patient has had dramatic improvement in the strength of her foot as seen in the ability to raise the foot or dorsiflex the foot and to move the foot sideways.
AFTER SURGERY 11 MONTH FOLLOW UP: This patient returns for 11 month follow up after common peroneal nerve decompression for her foot drop. She has recovered full motor strength back. We are both quite pleased!