heel-to-shin test

heel-to-shin test

a test of lower limb coordination and position sense; the subject places the heel of one foot on the opposite knee and then slides it distally along the shin to the opposite ankle.
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Cerebellar symptoms consisted of truncal ataxia, intention tremor, and abnormal results on finger-to-nose and heel-to-shin tests.
Finger-to-nose and heel-to-shin tests, as well as rapid alternating movements, suggested severe bilateral cerebellar dysfunction.