What is the role of computerized dynamic posturography in the diagnosis 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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First introduced into neuro-otology in the 1970s, dynamic posturography has become an integral part of vestibular testing in many vestibular test centers. A CDP system consists of a computer-controlled platform and visual booth used to evaluate both sensory and motor components of balance. The sensory test is most clinically useful, especially in peripheral lesions, vestibular rehabilitation, and medicolegal cases. CDP is not a substitute for a careful gait examination and probably is of more value in rehabilitation than in diagnosis.


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