Oppenheim's sign

Oppenheim's sign is dorsiflexion of the great toe elicited by irritation downward of the medial side of the tibia.[1] It is one of a number of Babinski-like responses.

Oppenheim's sign
Differential diagnosisPyramidal tract damage

The sign's presence indicates a damage to the pyramidal tract.

It is named for Hermann Oppenheim.[2][3]


  1. ^ Swartz, Mark H. (2006). Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: History and Examination With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access. Philadelphia: Saunders. p. 694. ISBN 1-4160-0307-X.
  2. ^ synd/1573 at Who Named It?
  3. ^ H. Oppenheim. Zur Pathologie der Hautreflexe der unteren Extremitäten. Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, 1902, 12: 421-423.