Wrist drop


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(Med.) paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand, affecting the hand so that when an attempt is made to hold it out in line with the forearm with the palm down, the hand drops. It is chiefly due to plumbism. Called also hand drop.

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Indications include postsurgery/injury positioning, wrist drop and finger-flexor tightness.
Their arms will have remained in the same position for so long that their shoulders have developed adduction contractures, the elbows themselves have contractured at 90 degrees and progressing, and their hands have not been fully extended routinely so the fingers are in a closed palm position and they have developed wrist drop contractures.