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Cerebellar Exam

Rapid Tapping



    • 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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