The patient, aged 54-years, is an avid skier and mountain biker who presents with a sudden right foot drop after skiing. She had a transient left leg radiculopathy that improved with a bilateral L4-L5, L5-S1 transforaminal epidural steroid injection. However, persistent weakness in right ankle dorsiflexion has prevented her from returning to her activities. Her history includes degenerative scoliosis, which has been well-managed with nonoperative care. Previously (2012), she underwent right L4-L5 microdiscectomy.
Recurrent L4-L5 herniated nucleus pulposus with right foot drop.