CNS Examination. Done By Abdullah Mohd . Jan 6 th year medical student-2007. Aspects of Examination. General The cranial nerves The upper limbs ( Motor + Sensory + coordenation ) The lower limbs ( Motor + Sensory + coordenation)
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Abdullah Mohd. Jan
6thyear medical student-2007
( Motor + Sensory + coordenation )
( Motor + Sensory + coordenation)
asses both short & long term memory
to determine the dominant hemisphere
looking for meningism ( meningitis – sub arachnoid haemorrhage
don’t forget to compare both limbs
( superficial + deep )
by passive movement of wrist and elbow joints.
by active movement at the shoulder , elbow , wrists and fingers.
Biceps ( C5,C6 ) – Triceps ( C7,C8 ) – Brachioradialis ( C5,C6 )
Finger to nose test – Finger to finger test – Dysdiadochokinesis – Rebound test
by passive movement of the knee and ankle joints
ankle and knee clonus
by active movement at the hip , knee , ankle , and tarsal joints
Knee jerk ( L3,L4 ) – Ankle jerk (S1,S2 ) – Plantar reflex ( L5, S1 , S2 )
Heal to shin test – Toe finger test – Foot tapping test
Pain and Temperature ( usually temperature is not tested )
Vibration and Proprioception
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