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Development of foot drop following compression therapy

Miller, D. R., Enoch, S., Williams, Dean T., Haglestein, S., Price, Patricia Elaine and Harding, Keith Gordon 2004. Development of foot drop following compression therapy. Wounds 16 (8) , pp. 270-272.

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Abstract

Compression therapy is the mainstay of treatment of venous ulceration. We have observed foot drop, due to compression of the common peroneal nerve on the fibular neck, related to compression therapy. Specifically, we believe this complication arose due to a reduction in the usual amount of padding employed on account of the unusually hot weather at the time. We are unaware of a precedent and seek to alert wound care providers to this potential hazard.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wounds
ISSN: 1044-7946
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:03
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/31883

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