Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn positions - prone

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This is a 3 weeks old infant.
  • When placed in the prone position with his face on the mat, he is able to turn the head to one side, but he doesn’t turn his head from side to side which he should be able to do.
  • His hips are too abducted so his pelvis is flat on the mat and he doesn’t bring his arms forward.
  • Overall he has fewer spontaneous movements than he should have.



Newborn Abnormal Links: behaviour | cranial nerves | Newborn Tone - resting posture | upper extremity‎ | arm traction | arm recoil | scarf sign | hand position | lower extremity | leg traction‎ | leg recoil‎‎ | popliteal angle‎ | heel to ear | neck tone | head lag‎ | head control | Newborn Positions - prone | ventral suspension | vertical suspension | Newborn Reflexes - deep tendon reflexes | plantar reflex‎ | suck, root | Moro | Galant | stepping‎ | grasp | Newborn Head - head shape and sutures‎ | head circumference‎


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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, July 21) Embryology Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn positions - prone. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Neural_Abnormal_Exam_-_Newborn_positions_-_prone

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