What are the limitations of vestibular stress tests in the evaluation of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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The response pattern is repeatable and physiologic. It demonstrates the physiologic postural reaction and the switch between ankle and hip-sway strategies expected at the limits of stability.

Patients with peripheral and central dysfunction have patterns that do not include quick and corrective movements, performing a hip-sway, or taking a step. Of course, this examination is qualitative and subject to the physician’s experience and the patient’s musculoskeletal condition and ability to cooperate.

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