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Cerebellar Exam
 
 

Rapid Tapping

 
 
 
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Overview

  • How to Elicit

  • Ask the patient to rapidly tap your hand with the dorsum of their foot (dorsiflexion and plantar flexion).
  • Abnormal If

  • Inability to rapidly alternate movements.
  • Significance

  • Indicative of cerebellar disease in the form of stroke, tumour or multiple sclerosis.
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