Monday, August 22, 2011

From First Year of Medical School

Challenge: What is this test, and what is it for?

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5 comments:

daisy said...

romberg test -- for proprioception.

BLent87 said...

Romberg Test - Used to test for cerebellar/proprioceptive function. A positive test involves the patient losing balance while their eyes are closed.

Michelle said...

romberg and cerebellar dysfunction?

jimmy said...

some form of rhomberg test

Craig Chen said...

exactly right! nice
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From First Year of Medical School

This is the Romberg test, having a patient stand with both feet together and seeing if she can maintain her balance with eyes closed. Although many categorize this as a test of coordination, it is more accurately a test of joint position sense.

Sources: UpToDate; cloud.med.nyu.edu.