How is foot drop treated after hip surgery?

Updated: Mar 23, 2020
  • Author: James W Pritchett, MD; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Foot drop following hip replacement can also be treated with sciatic nerve decompression, particularly if there is any concern about bleeding at the operative site. Shortening of the hip prosthesis may be helpful if the limb was lengthened during surgery. [21]


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