Babinski Sign

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Babinski Sign

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•Use a firm object – scrape from calcaneal distal on the lateral side•Cross over at the ball of the foot

Tests for Upper Motor Neuron Injury

A positive test is when the toes flair cephalad and spread out.

A negative test is when the toes curl towards plantar surface of the foot and curl in.

Cannot test this in children under 2 years of age because it will give a false positive test.

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