Signs
 

Bradykinesia / Hypokinesia

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Overview

  • Bradykinesia refers to progressive slowness of movement, while hypokinesia refers to progressive smallness of movements.
  • These findings are decremental, meaning that they worsen as they are repeated.
    • How to Perform

      Ask the patient to perform a variety of tasks as rapidly as possible:
    • Opening and closing the hand
    • Tapping the thumb and index fingers together
    • Pronating and supinating the hand
    • Look For

    • Progressive slowing and smallness of movement with repetition of the task.
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