pronator drift


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pronator drift

Neurology A drifting downward of the hand into pronation, a sign of weakness

pronator drift

Inability to hold an arm up against the effects of gravity. It is a common finding in patients with motor weakness, as from a stroke.
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There was no evidence of pronator drift. Segmental palpation of the cervical zygapophyseal joints (6-9) was unremarkable.
His speech was clear, his pupils were equal and reactive, and he had 5/5 strength in his upper and lower extremities bilaterally with intact sensation throughout and no pronator drift. He reported no pain or headache.
The pronator drift is performed by asking the patient to hold both arms in front of them, palms up, with eyes closed.