Girish Mahajan

Arm recoil

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Arm recoil is a neurological examination of neonate for detecting the muscle tone.

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Procedure

Baby supine, forearm flexed at elbow. The elbow (forearm) extended by pulling the hand; then released.

Observation

How quickly the forearm returns to flexed original position.

Conclusions

More the tone (flexor tone) development more brisk will be the recoil.

Following the same principle leg recoil can be tested.

References

Arm recoil Wikipedia


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