extension of the foot caused by paralysis of the flexor muscles of the leg.
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Poetic Foot vs. Meter
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Origin of foot drop
First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples of foot-drop
The patient walks with foot-drop, and the flexor muscles of the knee are weak.
He walked fairly well, but still with foot-drop, and complained of tenderness in the sole.
Paralysis or weakness of the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot and ankle, resulting in dragging of the foot and toes.drop foot
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