But let's see where Liverpool finish this season before the doctor exercises his reflex hammer
This can be accomplished by lightly tapping with the examiner's middle finger or using a reflex hammer
. Ninety-three percent of patients with documented CSM at or above the C5-6 level demonstrated a positive test, while no patients with CSM at or below C6-7 demonstrated a positive sign.
Knee jerk reflex was induced by a custom made jig with an attached reflex hammer
mounted onto it (Figure 1).
Tendon was struck by reflex hammer
, the reflex was graded on vigor of contraction, no evidence of contraction was graded 0 (absent reflex), decreased but still present (hypo-reflexic) + 1 (depressed reflex) and Clonus: Repetitive shortening of muscle after a single stimulation was graded +4.
The patellar tendon was then struck with a reflex hammer
and the muscle reaction was observed.
The instruments used in the research for data gathering were the following: the 0-10 Numeric Pain Rating Scale by McCaffery (1999), Seizure Monitoring Sheet, Reflex Scale and a reflex hammer
The reflex hammer
in my white cotton jacket glinted in the sunlight resembling spurs, as I wedged the heels of my Dansko "boots" on the fence rail.
I actually carry a reflex hammer
, but more for self-protection than for its diagnostic uses.