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Patellar reflex

Patellar reflex

Patellar reflex: The patellar reflex involves tapping the tendon just below the knee with a reflex hammer and watching for the corresponding kicking out movement of the lower leg. The strength and length of time the leg is extended is noted by the practitioner.

Patellar reflex: Other Names

Other names for Patellar reflex include:

Diseases Associated with Patellar reflex

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Patellar reflex:

  • Nerve-root compression (L3/L4 disc prolapse)
  • Small-fiber neuropathy
  • Hyperreflexia (clonus)
  • Hyporeflexia
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Neuromuscular junction dysfunction

Basic Information: Patellar reflex

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Patellar reflex' may be involved.

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