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55 Possible Causes for Finger and Wrist Extensor Weakness

  • Humerus Fracture

    On physical exam, patients with a radial nerve injury may have wrist drop (loss or weakness of wrist extensors), loss or weakness of finger extension, and decreased or absent[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Shoulder Fracture

    On physical exam, patients with a radial nerve injury may have wrist drop (loss or weakness of wrist extensors), loss or weakness of finger extension, and decreased or absent[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Radiculopathy

    […] nerve branch of the radial nerve Pain, wrist and finger extensor weakness C7 No triceps or wrist flexor weakness in posterior interosseus nerve entrapment Table 4.[aafp.org] Physical examination reveals weakness of her left triceps, finger extensors, and wrist flexors, as well as hypoesthesia of the third digit and a diminished triceps reflex.[nejm.org] The brachioradialis reflex may be depressed, and wrist extensor weakness is usually present.[eorif.com]

  • Cervical Radiculitis

    The brachioradialis reflex may be depressed, and wrist extensor weakness is usually present.[eorif.com] The wrist flexors, wrist pronators, finger extensors, and latissimus dorsi may also be affected. May have scapular winging.[eorif.com] , and including the tips of these fingers.[eorif.com]

  • Vacuolar Neuromyopathy

    & Finger extensors: Most common Legs (Foot drop): 25% Weakness Hands Legs in most Muscles involved: Long finger extensors; Intrinsic hand; Thumb & index-finger Progression[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Neck: Sternocleidomastoids & Neck flexors Hands Finger (esp 5th) & Wrist extensors Onset age: 3rd to 5th decade; 5 to 10 years after legs Later: Infraspinatus & Supraspinatus[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Early: Distal legs Hands: Distal finger & wrist extensors Late: Proximal arms & legs Progression Slow: Slower in Finnish tibial type Disability common Cardiomyopathy: Occasional[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Radial Nerve Palsy

    extensors Ask to grasp something, the wrist becomes flexed if extensors are weak Finger drop: Due to paralysis of long finger extensors causing inability to extend fingers[epomedicine.com] […] nerve lesion Weakness of triceps, finger extensors and flexors c7,8 lesion General weakness of upper limb marked in deltoid, triceps, wrist extension and finger extension[en.wikipedia.org] On examination, she had profound wrist and finger extensor weakness bilaterally, with preserved finger flexion and normal strength in proximal arm muscles.[n.neurology.org]

  • Hemiparesis

    . - Hemiplegic weakness of the upper limbs affects the shoulder abductor, elbow extensors, wrist and finger extensors, and small hand muscles.[syrianclinic.com] -Hemiplegic weakness of the lower limbs affects hip flexors, knee flexors and dorsiflexors and evertors of the foot. · Do not forget sensory signs, in particular joint sensation[syrianclinic.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    In humans, the classic form of lead neuropathy is characterized by ALS-like clinical manifestations, such as weakness initially involving the wrist and finger extensors and[doi.org]

  • Bilateral Leg Weakness

    Two months later, the patient was readmitted with worse bilateral arm weakness, graded as right/left: deltoids 2/2, biceps 2/3, wrist extensors 3/4, wrist flexors 5 /4 , finger[n.neurology.org]

  • Tennis Elbow

    […] in the wrist and finger extensors is also a common finding.[massagetoday.com] In addition to weakness, pain in the extensor muscles of the wrist may also be present with resisted wrist or finger extension.[massagetoday.com] The primary muscles affected are the extensors of the wrist and fingers.[massagetoday.com]

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