Drop attack

Drop attack is a sudden loss of strength in the legs. The person may fall abruptly, often landing on his or her knees, but may not lose consciousness.

A drop attack may be a sign of blockage in arteries supplying the back of the brain (vertebrobasilar arteries).

Last Updated: November 11, 2009

Author: Monica Rhodes

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology

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