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Could exuberant knee reflex be a symptom of spinal cord injury?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Nerves originating from the brain suppress reflexes to a degree.
With certain spinal cord injuries, this suppressive effect is interrupted, and reflexes can be very brisk as a result.

In brief: Yes

Nerves originating from the brain suppress reflexes to a degree.
With certain spinal cord injuries, this suppressive effect is interrupted, and reflexes can be very brisk as a result.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes but it would

Need to be correlated with history of patient and other exam findings as well as imaging studies.
A brisk reflex can be normal or may be found with certain spinal cord or other neural pathologies.

In brief: Yes but it would

Need to be correlated with history of patient and other exam findings as well as imaging studies.
A brisk reflex can be normal or may be found with certain spinal cord or other neural pathologies.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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