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Romberg Test

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Romberg Test, Positive Romberg, Romberg's Sign, Romberg Sign

  • Physiology
  1. Evaluates for Posterior Column deficit
  • Technique
  1. Patient stands with feet together and eyes closed
  2. Arms are at patients side, or crossed against chest (some examiners perform with arms extended in front)
  • Findings
  • Abnormal (Positive Romberg Test)
  1. Romberg Test is abnormal if the patient loses their balance with significant swaying or begining to fall to one side
  • Causes
  • Positive or Abnormal Romberg Test
  • References
  1. Degowin and Degowin (1987) Bedside Diagnostic Exam, Macmillan Publishing, New York, p. 194