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Bradykinesia / Hypokinesia

April 19th, 2019


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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