Percussion (Reflex) Hammers
Percussion hammers are used to test deep tendon reflexes. Also known as reflex or neurological hammers, percussion hammers are a key tool in medicine. The Riester percussion hammers allow accurate and effective testing of muscle stretch reflexes, superficial or cutaneous reflexes with the best possible patient comfort.
Riester’s percussion hammer portfolio
Designed for ease of use the ergonomic handles and the high grade stainless steel construction means reliability and stability are a key aspect of Riester’s hammer portfolio. The percussion hammers come in a variety of shapes, optimised to allow assessment of myotatic reflexes from larger areas such as the knee (Quadricep reflex), bicep (Bicep jerk), Tricep (Tricep jerk) and Brachioradialis (supinator jerk) to smaller areas such as Achilles tendon (ankle jerk).
Benefits for the clinician and for the patient
- Ergonomic design
Comfortable to hold, allowing precise directional stability.
Stainless steel, chrome plated, or plastic handles are matched to offer the best option for your use requirement making cleaning and disinfection simple and effective.
The Riester hammer range is comprehensive and allows you to choose the right hammer for the procedure.
- Patient comfort
Rubberised contact points give the best possible patient comfort while allowing accurate diagnosis.
Riester Percussion Hammers
The Riester Taylor (or Tomahawk) percussion reflex hammer for assessing myotatic (often patellar and ankle) and cutaneous reflexes is the classic hammer design, featuring a triangular rubber head and flat stainless-steel handle. Lighter than the other versions it is used for myotatic and plantar responses with less effort and greater patient comfort.
Percussion hammer Taylor
The Riester Dejerine percussion reflex hammer for assessing myotatic (often patellar and ankle) reflexes and cutaneous is available with or without a needle to allow the addition of a pinprick test to check two variables: (1) the actual ability to feel a pinprick and (2) the ability to determine the difference between sharp and dull. Manufactured in stainless steel with an ergonomic handle for improved feel and accuracy.
Dejerine 1, left, Dejerine 2, right
The Riester Troemner percussion reflex hammer for assessing myotatic (often patellar and ankle) reflexes is a two-headed mallet with both large and small rubber heads. The larger mallet is used to test tendon stretch reflexes, while the smaller mallet is used to test percussion myotonia. Manufactured in stainless steel with an ergonomic handle for improved feel and accuracy.
Percussion hammers Troemner
The Riester Babinsky percussion reflex hammer for assessing myotatic (often patellar and ankle) reflexes is similar to the Queen Square hammer in appearance and function in testing the plantar reflex. The chrome, threaded handle can be screwed in from the side or straight for various use scenarios. The rubber head can be easily removed for cleaning.
Percussion hammer Babinsky
The Riester Berliner percussion reflex hammer for assessing myotatic (often patellar and ankle) reflexes features a rubber semi-circle disk is attached to a metal handle bent at a 90-degree angle. Manufactured in stainless steel with an ergonomic handle for improved feel and accuracy.
Percussion hammer Berliner
The Riester Queens percussion reflex hammer for assessing myotatic (often patellar and ankle) and cutaneous reflexes has a plastic handle with a round metal head and rubber outer ring, the handle tapers to a point to allow for testing the plantar reflex.
Percussion hammer Queens
The Riester Buck percussion reflex hammer is a diagnostic instrument designed to evaluate myotatic and cutaneous responses in patients. High quality chrome plated finish also contains a needle and brush.
Percussion hammer Buck
Percussion hammers – details
|Handle made of stainless steel, 20cm
|Handle made of stainless steel, 21 cm
Handle made of stainless steel with needle 21 cm
|Handle made of stainless steel, 22 cm, 180 g
Handle made of stainless steel, 22 cm, 230 g
|Handle chrome plated 2 threads on head of hammer to either screw in handle from the side or bottom, 24 cm
|Handle made of stainless steel, 20cm
|Handle made of plastic, 35cm
|Highest quality finish, chrome plated with needle and brush, 18cm
|taylor stainless steel
|dejerine with needle
|dejerine w/o needle
|troemner 180 g
|troemner 120 g
|buck, handle chrome plated, with needle and brush, in polybag
|Rubber for taylor
|Rubber for dejerine
|Small rubber for troemner
|Large rubber for troemner
|Ringe for babinsky
|Rubber for berliner
|Small rubber for buck
|Large rubber for buck
|Screw with needle for buck
|Screw with brush for buck
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