Deep Tendon Reflexes

  1. I understand why lower extremity DTRs are so important to check in the PP woman but when would an upper extremity DTR assessment be preferred?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   nurseprnRN
    What do you think?
  4. by   CharlieChin
    The only thing I've come up with is when there's an epidural but that seems too simple.
  5. by   nurseprnRN
    Hee, hee, sometimes it IS that simple (also maybe SCI, etc., or right side arm&leg when L is paralyzed, contracted, or whatever). Good thinking.

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