Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn tone - resting posture

From Embryology
Newborn ab 03.jpg
This is a 3 weeks old infant. This is a 3 weeks old infant.
  • This baby’s resting posture shows some flexion of the lower extremities, the upper and lower extremities are in more extension than flexion.
  • The hips are fully abducted and there is little spontaneous movement.
  • There are some gravity opposing movements but they are infrequent.
  • This baby has a “flat on the mat” appearance reflecting low tone and possible weakness.



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


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.
Links: Neural Exam Movies | Movies



Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, April 22) Embryology Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn tone - resting posture. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Neural_Abnormal_Exam_-_Newborn_tone_-_resting_posture

What Links Here?
© Dr Mark Hill 2019, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G