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Postpartum foot drop. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3216366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postpartum foot drop, caused by trauma to the lumbosacral nerve roots, has been associated with traumatic vaginal birth--fetal macrosomia and difficult forceps deliveries. After a spontaneous delivery a patient developed an L-5 neuropathy. In the modern era of obstetrics, foot drop is a rare complication of vaginal birth and causes significant disability. Although the condition can be permanent, most cases resolve in two to six months.
W J Watson; J E Beebe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-24     Completed Date:  1989-02-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  973-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, U.S. Army Hospital, Berlin, West Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Foot Diseases / etiology*
Obstetric Labor Complications*
Puerperal Disorders / etiology*

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