Semont maneuver

Semont maneuver

Liberatory maneuver Audiology A maneuver used to manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo–BPPV; Pt is rapidly moved from lying on one side to the other. See Positional vertigo.
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A/ A CANALITH REPOSITIONING MANEUVER (CRM), such as the Epley or Semont maneuver, should be the first-line treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in the elderly (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, several good-quality randomized controlled trials [RCTs]).
For descriptions of the maneuvers and video links, see "How the Epley and Semont maneuvers work" on page 296.
The Semont maneuver, in which patients are rapidly moved from lying on one side to the other, is an alternative maneuver that is popular in Europe.