TIBIALIS POSTERIOR TRANSFER FOR THE CORRECTION OF FOOT DROP IN LEPROSY

D. Soares
1996 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  
A comparison was made of the results produced by the circumtibial and interosseous routes of transfer of tibialis posterior for the correction of foot drop due to leprosy neuritis. The findings in 69 feet, of which 63 also had elongation of tendo Achillis, showed that the interosseous route gave a much lower incidence of recurrent inversion deformity of the foot. The results, in terms of improvement in gait and prevention of trophic changes, were satisfactory.
doi:10.1302/0301-620x.78b1.0780061 fatcat:eaixw6hfp5bzng7eny726lzad4