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What is stereognosis and graphesthesia?

What is stereognosis and graphesthesia?

Graphesthesia is the recognition of movements drawn on the skin, while stereognosis is the recognition of solid objects through touch. Loss of stereognosis also indicates a problem with the somatosensory cortex. It’s known as astereognosis and can be diagnosed during a neurological exam.

How do you document graphesthesia?

Slowly draw a number, letter, or shape using your finger or blunt instrument. Have the patient identify the stimulus. The procedure is repeated 3-5 times or until you are able to determine whether the patient has intact or impaired sensation. Document findings.

How do you document position sense?

Test position sense by moving the toe or finger up and down, held by its sides, and have the patient report its position with eyes closed. Vibration sense is tested with a vibrating tuning fork placed over bony prominences of the feet (ankles) and hands (knuckles).

What is Astereognosis?

Astereognosis is used to describe both the inability to discriminate shape and size by touch and the inability to recognize objects by touch. These are apperceptive and associative types of agnosia. The term tactile agnosia is used for the associative type.

What part of the brain controls Stereognosis?

parietal lobe
Stereognosis is clearly dependent on an intact post central gyrus. In clinical practice, astereognosis is only important as part of the parietal lobe syndrome, which may be illustrated by a description of two cases with lesions of the right (non- dominant) hemisphere.

What is the most sensitive indicator of neurologic change?

Level of consciousness Consciousness (a state of awareness of oneself and the environment) is the most sensitive indicator of neurological change.

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