Friday, November 29, 2013


The other day one of my colleagues told me he had a patient who had a really impressive hamstring reflex that helped diagnose a L5 radiculopathy. It was so impressive that he apparently filmed it.

I said that he should write a case study of the first time a hamstring reflex has ever been useful ever.


  1. I don't know anyone who even checks them.

  2. Was the reflex decreased on the radiculopathic side? I check them when I am concerned about L5 radiculopathy. I was taught that the hamstring reflex is frequently absent in normal individuals but I nearly always can elicit the reflex using a variety of tricks and a really good tromner hammer made by MDF Instruments.