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Footdrop, Bilateral

  • Klaus Poeck

Abstract

In contrast to unilateral footdrop, which may be of central or peripheral origin, flaccid bilateral footdrop always indicates disease of the peripheral nerves or of the muscles. Onset may be insidious to the extent that the patient gradually gets used to the alteration of gait and is hardly aware that it is a sign of disease, or it may be acute and therefore alarming.

Keywords

Lumbar Disc Lumbar Pain Muscular Disease Ankle Jerk Brachioradial Muscle 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Poeck
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule PauwelsstraßeAachenGermany

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