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Are you looking for a reflex hammer for your clinic, your medical practice or for yourself? You are at the right place! DocCheck Shop offers a wide range of reflex hammers available in various materials and shapes.
We are professionals of medical equipment, specialized in diagnostic articles. We sell our own models, but also hammers of big brands like Zellamed, Luxamed, MDF, KaWe, etc. Our prices are unbeatable and we pride ourselves on offering an impeccable service. If you are not sure which model to choose or if you need more information, the following article will give you more information.
A reflex hammer is a tool used by health professionals to test osteo-tendinous reflexes. It is composed of a head and a handle. The handle can be solid or hollow and made of plastic or metal. The hammer head is mounted on the upper side of the handle of the percussion hammer. It is available in many versions and shapes: round or triangular, single- or double-sided or in the shape of a "tomahawk" or Viking axe. Muscles contract involuntarily when the hammer is struck on the body, hence the name "bone-tendon reflex".
The reflex hammers that we offer on the DocCheck store are the most common type of hammers on the market, the percussion type. Most of the reflex hammers have two different sized rubber inserts on the hammer head. The larger rubber hemisphere is mainly used to trigger reflexes in the large tendons of the extensor muscles. These include the patellar tendon reflex, the Achilles tendon reflex and the triceps tendon reflex. In addition, it is suitable for the derivation of reflexes for which point pressure would be painful, such as the radius periosteal reflex. The smaller rubber hemisphere of the reflex hammer is used for the tendons of the flexor muscles, for example the biceps tendon reflex. The metal tip on the handle of the reflex hammer is used to trigger skin reflexes.
The DocCheck store also offers suitable replacement parts for your reflex hammer. Be equipped with our spare parts kits for reflex hammers according to Trömner and Buck. In addition to the rubber hemispheres for the hammer head, they may also contain a brush and a needle for sensitivity diagnosis with the reflex hammer.
In the DocCheck store you will find a wide range of reflex hammers from renowned manufacturers in different shapes, sizes, colors and materials. You are sure to find the right product for your needs, whether it is a reflex hammer with stainless steel or plastic handle, a reflex hammer for pediatrics or general medicine or a hammer according to Trömner or Buck.
In medicine, muscle and tendon reflexes are tested with a reflex hammer or a percussion hammer. The head of a reflex hammer usually has two rubber hemispheres of different sizes. The larger hemisphere of the reflex hammer is used to test the reflexes of the large tendons of the extensor muscles, the smaller hemisphere is used for the tendons of the flexor muscles (e.g., the biceps). However, there are also reflex hammers with a hammer head in the shape of a plate or axe.
A neurological reflex hammer may contain, in addition to the head, a small metal tip, a needle or brushes. They are mainly used by neurologists to check the sensitivity and reflexes of the skin.
The reflex hammer is an important diagnostic instrument for doctors, naturopaths and first aiders, especially in neurology, but also in general medicine. It is also part of the basic equipment of medical students as a diagnostic instrument.
The different models of reflex hammers are usually named after their inventor. Here you can find an overview of the differences between the different types of reflex hammers:
Reflex hammer according to Trömner: a large, heavy hammer with two rubber hemispheres of different sizes on the hammer head. The weight helps to target the stimulation. The reflex hammer according to Trömner has a high weight on the head due to its hollow handle. It is probably the most popular percussion hammer.
Reflex hammer according to Fassbender: small reflex hammer with a sickle-shaped "axe" and a hemisphere on the other side. The handle is graduated for an exactly dosed stimulation.
Buck reflex hammer: small, light reflex hammer with two rubber hemispheres of different sizes on the hammer head. The Buck reflex hammer usually also contains a brush and a needle.
Reflex hammer according to Berliner: axe-shaped reflex hammer with a sickle-shaped rubber insert on one side.
Reflex hammer according to Babinski: reflex hammer with a round, flat metal head, surrounded on the outside by a rubber ring.
Reflex hammer according to Taylor: small reflex hammer of low weight with a triangular rubber head held in its center by a metal ring.
Reflex hammer according to Queen Square: reflex hammer with a metal plate on which a rubber stopper is fixed. A metal point is at the end of the handle of the reflex hammer to check the reflexes of the skin.
Witroe reflex hammer: similar to the Buck reflex hammer, but heavier, so it has more momentum when struck. The Witroe reflex hammer has a cm scale and is usually supplied with a brush and a needle.
Young patients are not forgotten: many reflex hammers for children are distinguished by cheerful colors and funny faces. Models that look like toys or animals are often used in pediatrics to relax children. The reflex hammer according to Babinski, which we offer in our online store, is suitable for both infants and small children. The Babinski reflex is a normal reflex in small children up to the age of two. It occurs when the big toe is extended upward and the other toes are spread simultaneously by stroking the sole of the foot, especially the edge of the sole, with a reflex hammer. This reflex is considered a sign of pyramidal pathway disorder or injury if it occurs when using the reflex hammer in elderly patients.
In the DocCheck Shop you will find a wide range of reflex hammers from renowned manufacturers at internet prices. Our assortment includes the most diverse models for both adults and children. You are sure to find the right product for your needs. Place your order now and have your new impact hammer delivered to the address of your choice.