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What does a hyperreflexic ankle jerk look like?

What does a hyperreflexic ankle jerk look like?

Ankle Relex : The best way i discribe it is a violent dorsiflextion of the foot where foot jerks toward the leg. ...Read more

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If u have a depressed r ankle/knee jerk and your lumbar spine has been ruled out, can I assume it's coming from higher up?

If u have a depressed r ankle/knee jerk and your lumbar spine has been ruled out, can I assume it's coming from higher up?

Must be peripheral: Hyperactive deep tendon reflexes reflect involvement of the upper motor neuron (spinal cord and/or brain). If you have a depressed DTR (deep tendon reflexes) the problem must be peripheral (from the motor neuron to the peripheral nerve). Symmetry also matters so if the patellar reflexes are normal then it is very unlikely to be a problem above the spinal cord. An EMG might be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think my ankle is failing. I can't fully rotate it , it just jerks around and there are days when its paralyzed. Plus it isn't aligned with my knee ?

I think my ankle is failing. I can't fully rotate it , it just jerks around and there are days when its paralyzed. Plus it isn't aligned with my knee ?

Sounds like: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon. Why not discuss this in person with your primary care physician so that the appropriate referral can be made. ...Read more

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My son is 9yrs old he factured his ankle joint on 9th january but right now also he is not able to walk properly he gives little jerk and then walks.

My son is 9yrs old he factured his ankle joint on 9th january but right now also he is not able to walk properly he gives little jerk and then walks.

More info: Where the fracture was anatomically and past treatment are important. Also, if there has been or are plans for physical therapy. Some patients will have transient gait abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is a ankle fusion?

What is a ankle fusion?

Ankle fusion: It's a surgical procedure where the joint surface is resected than locked together with screws, rods or plates. This allows for no motion across a painful joint. ...Read more

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How can it be that my ankle keeps giving way?

How can it be that my ankle keeps giving way?

Many causes: They range from stretched out or torn ankle ligaments (usually laterally) to nerve problems causing weakness of the muscle that prevent your ankle from twisting the tendon ruptures/problems. In addition bone structure problems such as tarsal coalitions or varus deformities of the hind foot. Sometimes just unrehabilitated muscle strength with loss of proprioception. Get evaluated to sort it out. ...Read more

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