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H Reflex

Discussion in 'MSK and EMG Case Discussions' started by tmh84, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. tmh84

    tmh84 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    How common is it to find an ulnar nerve H reflex on an adult 27 year old patient? Is it even possible? If someone has any articles that mention it I would really appreciate it. Thanks
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  3. Ludicolo

    Ludicolo Fib Hunter 7+ Year Member

    Sounds like a case report. I've never seen it in an adult.

    You see it in newborns, rarely in normal children or adults. Finding H-reflexes in nerves/muscles other than the tibial/soleus is felt to be suggestive of a CNS disorder such as a cervical cord or brainstem lesion. Was the patient otherwise hyper-reflexic?
  4. Disciple

    Disciple Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    What about Median/FCR when evaluating for C6/7 radic?
  5. Ludicolo

    Ludicolo Fib Hunter 7+ Year Member

    Oops. You're right. My bad.

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