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Tramatic Foot Drop (Traction)

Hi everyone, first time post. Apologise if this is in the wrong place.

I'm a 21 year old man in England. 2.5 months ago I was jogging when I landed awkwardly, forcing my knee into hyperextension and and bent laterally. I had a posterolateral corner injury, plus lateral collateral, joint capsule, lateral miniscus, iliotibial band, ACL and PCL were all severed. I also avulsed (a small fragment was pulled off) my fibular head. I had total footdrop instantly (MRC 0)

I was in hospital for a week, had surgery to repare some of the lateral structures and the knee recovery is going okay. However this whole time I have total footdrop (cant dorsiflex or evert) but the orthopedic surgeon was confident it would return in time as he visualised the never during the oporation and it wasn't severed.

Yesterday I had a nerve conduction study and an EMG. The nerve study showed absolutely not signs of recovery and a nerve block at the fibular head. My EMG showed i had loss of neuromuscular junctions and de-nervation atrophy causing fibrilations.

From the way the doctor was then talking (about tendon transfers at the 2 year mark) that in my case it is likely to be permanent.

As a 21 year old man who loved going to the gym, playing squash etc this is gutting. I have no doubt when i get a better orthotic (currently just have an AFO which is uncomfortable at best) I will get back to the gym and live life normally.

Is there anyone on this forum with a similar story who can share their experiences? is my understanding of the situation right, that i'll be lucky if this comes back at all? am i classed as disabled? can i drive etc?

This is all new a fresh so any information people have would be appreciated.

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