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Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1990.

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Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition.

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Figure 50.6. The triceps reflex.

Figure 50.6The triceps reflex

Place the patient's arm on the thigh for support. The arm is midway between flexion and extension. Identify the triceps tendon posteriorly just above its insertion on the olecranon. Tap briskly on the tendon with the reflex hammer. Note extension of the forearm.

From: Chapter 50, An Overview of the Nervous System

Copyright © 1990, Butterworth Publishers, a division of Reed Publishing.

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