Talk:Neural Exam - Newborn tone - scarf sign

From Embryology

Scarf Sign

With the baby supine, take the infant's hand and try to put it around the neck and as far posteriorly as possible around the opposite shoulder. Assist this maneuver by lifting the elbow across the body. See how far the elbow will go across and grade according to illustrations.


  • 0 - Elbow reaches opposite axillary line
  • 1 - Elbow between midline and opposite axillary line
  • 2 - Elbow reaches midline
  • 3 - Elbow will not reach midline.

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