Indications

Brudzinski’s sign or Brudzinski’s neck sign is one of three medical signs, that may occur in meningitis/meningeal disease.

Procedure

Patient supine, examiner passively flexes patient’s head & neck.

Interpretation

Involuntary hip & knee flexion Meningeal irritation/inflammation (meningitis)

Clinical Notes

If meningitis is suspected follow up with a dural slump test & consider a cerebrospinal fluid analysis (WBC count) should be considered as a follow-up procedure.