Question: Which finding signals a positive Babinski reflex?

What does positive Babinski reflex indicate?

In adults or children over 2 years old, a positive Babinski sign happens when the big toe bends up and back to the top of the foot and the other toes fan out. This can mean that you may have an underlying nervous system or brain condition thats causing your reflexes to react abnormally.

What moves with a positive Babinski reflex?

The Babinski reflex occurs in response to someone passing a blunt object across the bottom of the foot from the heel to the big toe. When the reflex is present, the big toe flexes up, and the other toes spread out. The reflex may be present in infants without any underlying conditions.

What is Babinski sign indicative of?

Clinical Significance The presence of the Babinski reflex is indicative of dysfunction of the CST. Oftentimes, the presence of the reflex is the first indication of spinal cord injury after acute trauma.

What triggers the Babinski reflex?

Babinski reflex is one of the normal reflexes in infants. Reflexes are responses that occur when the body receives a certain stimulus. The Babinski reflex occurs after the sole of the foot has been firmly stroked. The big toe then moves upward or toward the top surface of the foot.

What is an abnormal knee reflex?

Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, speech, and many other activities of daily living.

Is it bad if you have no reflex in your knee?

Pathological Reflexes. Many reflexes are normal. For example, the knee jerk is a normal reflex and the absence of this reflex would be considered abnormal. Many reflexes are normal in a newborn or young child but would be abnormal if found in an adult.

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