Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn tone - head control

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This is a 3 weeks old infant.
  • The baby has a significant problem with head control.
  • With the neck flexed, the baby cannot raise his head, which indicates weakness of the neck extensors.
  • With the neck extended, the baby cannot raise his head, which indicates weakness of the neck flexors.



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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Movies from the PediNeuroLogic Exam website are used by permission of Paul D. Larsen, M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center and Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine. Additional materials were drawn from resources provided by Alejandro Stern, Stern Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Kathleen Digre, M.D., University of Utah; and Daniel Jacobson, M.D., Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin. The movies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, March 26) Embryology Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn tone - head control. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Neural_Abnormal_Exam_-_Newborn_tone_-_head_control

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