Anterior spinal artery
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A 55-year-old male presents to the emergency department after losing his footing on the rung of his ladder and landing on his feet with his back hyper-extended. The patient reports developing symptoms in his legs immediately after the fall, and a computerized tomograph scan shows vertebral bony fragments compressing the anterior spinal artery. The most likely physical finding associated with this patient's condition includes which of the following?