chapter  Case 40
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Foot drop

This chapter, written for undergraduate medical students and post-graduate doctors in training, presents information on how to manage foot drop — a case which they are likely to encounter in the future in a general practice setting. It presents the case of a 22-year-old college student who was suffering from subacute anterior compartment syndrome due to the injury happened during a college football match in Germany 1 week ago as a result of a two-foot tackle from a player on the German team. The chapter provides details of the patients' medical history and the key findings of clinical examination, together with initial investigation results data for evaluation, and helps them develop their skills of clinical reasoning. Key questions then prompt the student to evaluate the patient, and reach a decision regarding their condition and the possible treatment plan.