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Functional Display of the Deep Tendon Reflex

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Striking a tendon has an almost instant display. A quick stretch to the patellar tendon, for xample, should register with an involuntary jerk of the knee; the foot kicks. This “knee jerk” deep tendon reflex (DTR) test is a common part of even the most basic neurological exam. It assesses the functional integrity of the […]

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