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The Achilles reflex was only faintly obtainable, utilizing the Jendrassik maneuver.
In the total population, an absence of the Achilles reflex, foot deformity, decreased sternal pain sense and the use of long-acting benzodiazopines and calcium blockers were risk factors leading to major injuries upon falling.
The Achilles reflex is present but difficult to elicit in young infants.