At the appointment with a neurologist, the doctor taps the patient’s knee with a hammer. Why is he doing this?

To find out the presence and normal severity of the knee reflex. This is necessary to diagnose the level of reflex activity of the patient and to clarify the state of the work of his nervous system.

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