patellar reflex

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Noun1.patellar reflex - a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
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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.
However, in a follow up study (Cochrane et al., 2010a) reported that after five minutes of continuous acute indirect vibration (f = 26 Hz, A = 6 mm, SV) there was minimal change in patellar tendon reflex properties, but muscle twitch characteristics were potentiated indicating that a greater myogenic response was present compared to a neural-mediated effect of a reflex potentiation.