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Taylor Percussion Hammer

Taylor Percussion Hammer

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A large chrome steel handle and triangular rubber head.

Taylor Percussion Hammer

A reflex hammer is a medical instrument used by physicians to test deep tendon reflexes. Testing for reflexes is an important part of the neurological physical examination in order to detect abnormalities in the central or peripheral nervous system. The Taylor or tomahawk reflex hammer was designed by John Madison Taylor in 1888 and is the most well known reflex hammer in the USA. It consists of a triangular rubber. A reflex hammer is a medical instrument used by physicians to test deep tendon reflexes. Testing for reflexes is an important part of the neurological physical examination in order to detect abnormalities in the central or peripheral nervous system. The Taylor or tomahawk reflex hammer was designed by John Madison Taylor in 1888 and is the most well known reflex hammer in the USA. It consists of a triangular rubber component which is attached to a flat metallic handle. The traditional Taylor hammer is significantly lighter in weight when compared to the heavier European hammers. Head: Thermo-plastic-rubber triangular head has beveled apex and base employed to elicit myotatic reflex. The soft base and rounded apex is perfectly suited in provoking myotatic responses in striking precise location of tendons. Also suited to obtain chest sounds and to percuss the abdomen. Handle: The weighted chrome-plated Zinc Alloy handle is precisely balanced for increased control of force in the percussion. The encircling band of handle with pin firmly secures the triangular head midway between the apex and base. The handle is also designed with a pointed tip for eliciting cutaneous and plantar reflexes. Nexgen Medicals medical devices like Taylor Percussion Hammer is a popular percussion hammer used by midwives and health professionals for reflex testing. "  Taylor Percussion Hammer"