Neural Exam - Newborn tone - head control

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This 5-day-old infant is in the alert, quiet state.
  • The strength and tone of the neck extensors can be tested by having the baby in sitting position and neck flexed so the baby’s chin is on the chest.
  • The baby should be able to bring the head to the upright position.
  • The neck flexors can be tested by having the head in extension while in the sitting position.
  • The baby should be able to bring the head to the upright position.
  • These tests are an extension of the test for head lag and are done at the same time.

Neural Exam Movies: normal 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 | Neonatal Diagnosis


Movie Source - Paul D. Larsen  
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. (2018, October 23) Embryology Neural Exam - Newborn tone - head control. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Neural_Exam_-_Newborn_tone_-_head_control

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