Strümpell's sign

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Strümpell's sign is a clinical sign in which the patient's attempt to flex the knee against resistance elicits an extensor plantar reflex. It is found in patients with pyramidal tract lesions, and is one of a number of Babinski-like responses.[1]

The sign is named after Adolph Strümpell.[2]


  1. ^ Kumar SP, Ramasubramanian D (December 2000). "The Babinski sign--a reappraisal". Neurol India. 48 (4): 314–8. PMID 11146592. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. ^ Strümpell's sign I at Who Named It?