Thursday, May 26, 2022

Re: terminology


“Excessive dorsiflexion in swing phase” as a substitute for “dropfoot”? When

I read that I thought, surely there is a better way to say it. But if there

is, I can’t think of it. No wonder “dropfoot” has stuck.

But, frankly, I’d rather be stuck with “dropfoot” than with “cockup.” Well,

the term, I mean!

If anyone can think of a good substitute phrase for “cock-up splint,” I’d

love to put it into use. A good humored patient said, as he handed me his

prescription for a “cock-up splint,” “Why didn’t he just prescribe Viagra?”


Best to all this holiday season.

David Hendricks, LPO, CPO, FAAOP

HOPE, Inc.

Phone: 800.613.8852

Fax: 813.779.1217

37033 SR 54 West

Zephyrhills, FL 33541


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