Pan-arthrodesis for paralytic flail foot.

  • Marie Ansart
  • Published 1951 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British…


Paralysis of all the foot motors is rare as an isolated phenomenon, but it is common in conjunction with paralysis of other muscle groups in the lower limb. If one muscle remains active, it is usually the short flexor of the toes. The foot looks narrow, like a ‘ ‘ midwife’s hand.” It is flaccid and, when bearing weight, is held at right angles to the leg… (More)

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