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Stewart-Holmes sign

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Rebound phenomenon seen in cerebellar disease. The patient is asked to flex his arm with a clenched fist against the examiner’s resistance by gripping the patient’s wrist and placing his other arm between the patient’s forearm and body. The examiner suddenly releases the wrist and in cerebellar disease the patient will not be able to stop the flexion and will hit the examiner’s intervening arm.

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