hedley, jojo87

December 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Hi, Hedley and Jojo

I have drop foot as well — very slight in right foot, pretty pronounced in left foot. I am hoping that the stem cell transplant procedure that I recently had will eventually result in regeneration of relevant nerves and muscles.

I am curious to know where you learned that the feet are the last to heal. Is it because they are furthest from the spinal cord and thus last to get signals from the nerves? If you could cite an article or other evidence, I would be very appreciative.

I too have heard of an operation having to do with moving tendons in the foot as a means of correcting drop foot. In fact, it was mentioned to me by an orthopedist whom I saw in follow-up to a fracture of my foot (I tripped over it). Has anyone else had this operation and, if so, what is your experience?