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Dr. Sher Hassan, Dr. Jahanzeb Kakar, Dr. Abdul Samad Panezai, Dr. Hina Khuda-i-dad Khan, Dr. Hayat Muhammad Kakar, Hazrat Ali, Mir Zaman Kasi, Dr. Farrukh Zulfiqar


Objective: Surgical outcome of foot drop in lumber degenerative disease Design: Retrospective Cohort Study Place and Duration Of Study: This study was conducted in the Department of Neurosurgery, BMC/SPH Quetta from January 2016 to December 2017 Patients and Methods: A total of 75 patients were enrolled in our study whose records fitted. The patient who suffered foot drop in lumber degenerative included in the study with a history. Results: A total of 100 cases were collected from 2 Hospitals in Quetta, out of this 75 people agreed to be a part of the research and compiled with inclusion criteria from past 10 years record. From 75, 42 were males and 33 were females. The median age set was 48 years with the range from 20 to 74 years. 64 patients had surgery for prolapsed intervertebral disc and 9 patients had surgery for lateral recess stenosis. The surgical procedure was commenced at L4-5 level in 59 (82%) and 14 patients were operated at L5 – S1 level. Conclusion: It was observed that adjusting the preoperative muscle strength and duration of the weakness is proportional to the recovery extent. Our study focuses on two main prognostic factors, preoperative strength, and duration of the weakness; however, the age was also discussed indirectly as per the observation by the authors. Although there is some limitation associated with the research conducted that includes the small sample size; this could lead to over or underestimation of the results as per the variables selected for evaluation. Key words: post-traumatic, cerebrospinal fluid, retrospective.

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