Reflexes

Biceps jerk C5, C6 roots. Musculocutaneous nerve

Ensure patient's arm is relaxed and slightly flexed. Palpate the biceps tendon with the thumb and strike with tendon hammer. Look for elbow flexion and biceps contraction.

Supinator jerk C6, C7 roots. Radial nerve

Supinator jerk C6, C7 roots. Radial nerve

Strike the lower end of the radius with the hammer and watch for elbow and finger flexion.

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