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Of the lower extremity tests, the Rossolimo reflex and an exaggerated patellar tendon reflex appear to be most useful.
After randomization, five subjects (one from the control group and four from the intervention group) did not produce a measurable patellar tendon reflex response and were excluded from the study, Therefore, 22 subjects (3 males and 7 females in the intervention group; 5 males and 7 females in control group) completed the intervention and measurements.
We examined each patient with stroke at the beginning of the experiment using the clinical tendon reflex scale ranging from 0 to 4, with 0 = no response, 1 = low average, 2 = average normal, 3 = brisker than average, and 4 = hyperactive and association with clonus.
These patients also had higher tendon reflex scores.
Neurophysiological methods for the assessment of spasticity: The Hoffmann reflex, the tendon reflex and the stretch reflex.
He also discussed the phenomena of areflexia and reflex inversion and stressed the disappearance of the Achilles tendon reflex in cases of sciatica (1896) and in tabes dorsalis (1898).
Chapter 8 covers sensory testing including; pain, light touch, temperature, vibration, proprioception and deep tendon reflex testing.