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Thockmorton sign -Explained

Thockmorton sign: This is an alternative to babiskis sign
How to elicit thockmorton sign?
The dorsal aspect of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe is percussed.
Response is  extensor plantar response
Clinical significance
  • It is a sign of pyramidal tract disease
  • These reflexes show a positive Babinski response when the reflexogenic area spreads up in the lower limb.
  • They may be useful in eliciting the Babinski response when the patients are uncooperative or in patients whose soles are extremely sensitive