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Hammer and Otoscope Patella Reflex and Muscle Stretch!

So how does hitting a patella tendon stimulates the muscle spindle activated by increase in muscle stretch?

I mean just hitting the patella tendon with a reflex hammer, I don't think will result in the muscle stretch, right? What am I missing here?

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