Dr Hafiz Rana Muhammad Mansoor, Dr Naveed Ahmed, Dr Irfan Ali Tahir
Introduction: Foot drop is characterized by the inability or difficulty in moving the ankle and toes upward (dorsiflexion). Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the surgical treatment for lumber disc herniation causing painful incomplete foot-drop. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi during February 2019 to December 2019. This study was conducted with the permission of ethical committee of hospital. The data was collected from 100 patients who were suffering from lumber disc herniation. Patients who presented foot drop were assessed in the current study. The incidence of foot drop was 8.1% in patients of LDD. Results: The data was collected from 100 lumbar disc herniation patients. There were 20 females and 30 males. The mean age of the participants was 58.8±5.46 years and the mean GAD-7 score was 5.0. Almost 50% of the patients were suffering from chronic pain prior to surgery, which was defined as pain lasting for at least 6 months. Conclusion: It is concluded that lumbar disc herniation conscripts have some psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, in comparison with healthy controls. Foot drop caused by lumbar degenerative disease was often unilateral. L5 nerve root was most frequently affected.