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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Risk factors for injurious falls: Among men there were positive associations between injurious falls and older age, absence of the Achilles reflex, absence of the quadriceps reflex, muscle weakness in the inferior extremities (iliopsoas, tibialis anterior, tibialis posterior and peroneal muscles), gait disturbances and the use of long-acting benzodiazepines, digitalis glycosides, calcium blockers and anti-inflammatory drugs (Table I).
Furthermore, an absence of the quadriceps reflex and the use of digitalis glycosides emerged in the model for men, and foot deformity and the use of long-acting benzodiazepines and calcium blockers in the model for women.
We found the absence of the Achilles reflex to be an independent risk factor for major injurious falls in the total population and the absence of the quadriceps reflex to be a risk factor for major injuries in men.