Knee hammer is a medical instrument that is used by doctors and medical practitioners to test deep tendon reflexes. Testing for reflexes is one of the most important diagnosing tests of neurological diseases in order to detect abnormalities in the central or peripheral nervous system. Knee hammers can also be used for chest percussion.
The knee hammer elicits myotatic and plantar responses with less effort and greater patient comfort. The well-balanced handle of the knee hammer helps during deep percussion during testing. Thermo-plastic-rubber triangular head has bevelled apex and base employed to elicit myotatic reflex. The soft base and rounded apex are perfectly suited in provoking myotatic responses in striking precise location of tendons. It is also used to get chest sounds and abdomen percussions at sometimes.
Knee hammer also has a weighted chrome-plated handle increases the force of percussion. The encircling band of the handle with pin firmly secures the triangular head midway between the apex and base. The handle of the knee hammer has a pointed tip on the other end and brush that is of plastic fibres for eliciting cutaneous and plantar reflexes.
Knee Hammer has a weighted head and the soft rubber collar are perfectly suited for myotatic responses. The flexible nylon handle consists of a slender tapering handle. The tapered point is suited for eliciting plantar and abdominal responses.
Features of a Knee Hammer:
– The precisely balanced handle gives increased control of percussion force
– The weighted handle at the other end is balanced well for better control of percussion
– Triangular in shape
Uses of Knee Hammer:
– To check reflexes
– Usually, the set of deep tendon reflexes that are tested, involving in the higher regions of the spinal cord, are:
– This reflex testing is absolutely safe and no risks involved during the test.
Make of a Knee Hammer:
The head of the knee hammer is made of thermoplastic rubber which is attached to medically approved iron. The other end has a brush with fine bristles of plastic.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Is the knee hammer foldable?
No, it is a single piece
2. Is the knee hammer is made of environment-friendly?
Yes, it is made of eco-friendly material
3. Is the knee hammer easy to carry?
yes, one can carry very easily
4. Is there any risk during the test?
No, it is absolutely safe as the test does on the outer surface of the skin.
5. Is the knee hammer is for one-time use?
No, it can be used for multiple times.
Where to buy it?
Knee Hammers are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: House No: 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite to Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
Phone: 070951 25777
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Nizampet X road, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072
Phone: 040 4007 2221