Wrist drop | definition of wrist drop by Medical dictionary
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A condition in which the hand is flexed at the wrist and cannot be extended. It may be due to injury of the radial nerve or paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and hand. Synonym: drop hand
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The subgroups were compared for the aetiology of wrist drop
using Pearson's Chi-square analysis.
Indications include postsurgery/injury positioning, wrist drop
and finger-flexor tightness.
Muscular atrophy along with wrist drop
and complete anaesthesia of the right upper limb was present.