Quantification of patellar tendon reflex by motion analysis

Tham, L.K. and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Lim, K.S. and Pingguan-Murphy, Belinda and Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar (2011) Quantification of patellar tendon reflex by motion analysis. In: 5th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BIOMED 2011, Held in Conjunction with the 8th Asian Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, APCMBE 2011, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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This study collected quantitative measurements of the patellar tendon reflex using 3-dimensional motion analysis. The study was conducted in the Motion Analysis Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Patellar tendon reflex of a group of healthy subjects involving 28 males and 22 females was examined. The left and right patellar tendons were tapped by a Queen Square reflex hammer with three different angles where the reflex hammer was released. The phenomenon of Jendrassik maneuver was tested by tapping on the tendon with the hammer raised to an angle of 60°. The purpose of this was to investigate the effect of reinforcement method on reflex responses. Results of the study showed that the patellar tendon reflex response of male subjects were higher at higher tapping force. Reflex response of the left and the right side did not show any significant difference. The study of tapping force on reflex response showed greater response at increasing tapping force. The reinforcement method named Jendrassik maneuver increased patellar tendon reflex response for both legs.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 85436 Export Date: 24 February 2014 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Tham, L. K.; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: laikuantam@siswa.um.edu.my References: Walker, H.K., Deep tendon reflexes (1990) Clinical Methods: The History, Physical and Laboratory Examinations, , Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW (Eds.), (3rd ed.). Butterworth Publisher, London; Schwartzman, R.J., (2006) Neurologic Examination, , (1st ed.). Blackwell Publishing, Massachusetts; Burke, J.R., Schutten, M.C., Koceja, D.M., Kamen, G., Age-dependent effects of muscle vibration and the Jendrassik maneuver on the patellar tendon reflex response (1996) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 77 (6), pp. 600-604. , DOI 10.1016/S0003-9993(96)90302-0; Campbell, W.W., (2005) DeJong's the Neurologic Examination, , (6th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia; Manschot, S., Van Passel, L., Buskens, E., Algra, A., Van Gijn, J., Mayo and NINDS scales for assessment of tendon reflexes: Between observer agreement and implications for communication (1998) Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 64 (2), pp. 253-255; Aggarwal, J.K., Cai, Q., Human Motion Analysis: A Review (1997) IEEE Proc., Nonrigid and Articulated Motion Workshop, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1997, pp. 90-102; Griffiths, I.W., (2006) Principles of Biomechanics and Motion Analysis, , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York; (1999) Vicon 512 Users Manual, , Oxford Metrics Ltd; Lim, K.S., Bong, Y.Z., Chaw, Y.L., Wide range of normality in deep tendon reflexes in the normal population (2009) Neurol Asia, 14, pp. 21-25; Corey-Bloom, J., (2005) Adult Neurology, , Wiley-Blackwell, Massachusetts
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motion analysis, Patellar tendon reflex, 3-dimensional, Healthy subjects, Malaysia, Patellar Tendon, Quantitative measurement, Reinforcement method, Biomedical engineering, Hammers, Reinforcement, Taps, Tools, Tendons.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 02:27
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:47
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9539

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