Try to relax the patient and alternately flex and extend the knee joint. Note the resistance.
Roll the patient's legs from side to side. Suddenly lift the thigh and note the response in the lower leg. With increased tone the leg kicks upwards. Clonus
Ensure that the patient is relaxed. Apply sudden and sustained flexion to the ankle. A few oscillatory beats may occur in the normal subject, but when this persists it indicates increased tone.
as in the upper limbs.
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