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Author Credentials

Morgan S. Aguirre BS Joshua Gibson MD Dominika Lozowska MD

DOI

10.33470/2379-9536.1207

Abstract

There are many causes of acute onset foot drop ranging from deep fibular nerve or sciatic nerve injury caused by trauma or a compressive mass such as a neuroma, to spinal cord disorders like disc herniation causing L4-5 radiculopathy, and various muscular dystrophies affecting the tibialis anterior muscle responsible for foot dorsiflexion and eversion. Even brain disorders like MS, stroke or ALS can result in foot drop. We present a case of bilateral foot drop as a complication of rapid 70 lb weight loss which was described in literature previously as “slimmer’s palsy”.

Conflict(s) of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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