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Spinocerebellar is only responsible for Proprioception (unconscious).
This patient also has reduced vibration sensation, which the dorsal column tracts are responsible for.
kick Goals (gracilis) with your feet
Cook and eat (cuneatus) with your hands
i remember gracilis is for legs by saying i have graciously long legs and they are inside while arms can spread out to remember their orientation on the spinal cord
I remember it as gracilis = grass so feet haha
Just to add found on page 492 on FA 2018.
I can't feel GRACIE's ~fine touch~ as she ~vibrates~ my balls.
Could someone please explain why you were able to eliminate the spinocerebellar tracts?
Lmao I remember gracilis because of the gracilis muscle in the legs!
cat5280...so spinocerebellar tract does 4 things to know
1. proprioception in the Romberg test
2. intention tremor if damaged
3. shin to knee test
4. dysdiadochokinesia (being able to rapidly pronate/supinate the upper extremity)
yes the patient has proprioception issues, but the other symptom of vibration loss points us more to a fasciculus gracilis issue. If the patient had presented with proprioception and and intention tremor then we would think spinocerebellar
adding to my comment^ I would commit these 4 things to memory as I have gotten several questions concerning this topic (there were 2 questions on this exam where spinocerebellar tracts are involved). Memorize them and it might get you 1-2 extra points!
Just to clarify a point, Spinocerebellar tracts are not tested by the Romberg Test. Romberg tests conscious proprioception that is done by the dorsal columns. Spinocerebellar tracts are used for Unconscious proprioception. Look up tabes dorsalis in First Aid. One of the positive indicators is a positive romberg test, which shows that the dorsal columns have been damaged thus affecting conscious proprioception and thus impaired balanced on standing with the eyes closed