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Hammer and Otoscope Which side of the hammer to check tendon reflexes?

Hi everyone,
I have a quick question, to check the reflexes, which side of hammer should be used? pointed one or flat one?
plz help, exam in a few days!
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use the flathead of the hammer and of course explain to the patient what you are going to do before using the hammer
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flat:knee jerk, ankle jerk, supinator jerk, triceps jerk
pointed: jaw jerk, biceps jerk, Tinel's sign
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for cs exam, it doesnt matter how you do it...
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