Three weeks later, radial sensation returned; but the triceps was very weak, and wrist-drop was complete.
Weakness or paralysis of the extensors of the wrist and hand results, giving rise to the characteristic “wrist-drop.”
(b) A form of paralysis known as wrist-drop or lead-palsy occasionally affects the hands of the operatives.
Paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers causing the hand to hang down at the wrist. Also called carpoptosis, drop hand.