Bilateral Ankle and Subtalar Joint Fusion Secondary to Guillain Barré-Induced Foot Drop.

Autor(es): Seidel Jay,Mathew Bindu,Marks Jeffrey

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome is a serious disorder that occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the peripheral nervous system. This leads to nerve inflammation and damage that can cause muscle weakness and/or paralysis, including foot drop. Therapy ranges from supportive measures, such as physical therapy, to surgical intervention. It appears from the published data that these patients, generally, have been left to their own devices, because no known cure is available, necessitating reliance on others for their daily activities and ambulation. We present a unique surgical option, with a follow-up period of 24 months, in which bilateral subtalar and ankle fusion allowed unassisted ambulation to a patient who might otherwise have never walked again.

Palavras-Chave: ankle arthrodesis, gait, neurologic disorders, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Imprenta: The Journal of foot and ankle surgery, v. 55, n. 2, p. 260-262, 2016

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.06.020

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Inflammation

Data de publicação: 2016