heel-knee test

heel-knee test

Etymology: AS, hela + cneow, knee; L, testum, crucible
a method of assessing coordination of movements of the extremities. In the test the patient, lying supine, is asked to touch the knee of one leg with the heel of the other.

heel-knee test

Heel-to-knee-to-shin test Neurology A test of voluntary motor coordination in which a person is asked to slowly touch the knee with the heel of the opposite leg, which is altered in cerebellar dysfunction. See Finger-nose test.