plantar reflex


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Noun1.plantar reflex - flexion of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front in persons over the age of 2 years; under 2 years the results should be extension of the toes (Babinski reflex)
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Plantar reflex was upgoing on the right lower extremity.
Her right plantar reflex showed an extensor response.
Schaeffer's sign is an extensor plantar reflex occurring while squeezing the Achillian tendon; Oppenheim's sign can be obtained by scratching downward the medial side of the tibia; Gordon's sign comes from squeezing the muscles in the calf; all of the three signs result in the dorsiflexion of the big toe in pyramidal tract dysfunctions (PTD).
Later over the next few months he developed mild gait ataxia, and on examination had developed brisk deep tendon reflexes and bilateral extensor plantar reflex. So he was subjected to MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) scan of brain which showed a brain stem glioma in ponto medullary region (Figure 2, Figure 3).
The peripheral neurological signs should be tested in terms of plantar reflex, sharp/ blunt discrimination, cold/warmth discrimination, light touch, and vibration covering the cutaneous nerve distribution.