Foot drop is a simple name for a potentially complex problem. It can be defined as a significant weakness of ankle and toe dorsiflexion. This weakness results in the foot and toes pointing down and walking with an altered gait, which is sometimes referred to as "steppage gait" because individuals tend to walk with an exaggerated flexion of the hip and knee to prevent the toes from catching on the ground. Do you know the best practices surrounding this condition? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Craig C. Young, James W. Pritchett. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Foot Drop? - Medscape - Jul 07, 2015.