Cauda equina syndrome resulting in late sequela of calcaneal gait and neuropathic heel ulcer

K Ward Department of Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, USA.

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E Sobel Department of Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, USA.

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MA Kosinski Department of Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, USA.

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The case of a 27-year-old female, 5 years after a motor vehicle accident that resulted in spinal cord damage, is reviewed. She progressed well after her accident for 4 years, at which time she developed a neuropathic heel ulceration, aggravated by her calcaneal gait and pregnancy weight gain. The rarity of such a case involving neuropathic ulceration and calcaneal gait after partial deficit of cauda equina function prompted this article.

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