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207 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Absent Knee Reflex

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    Diminished Knee and Ankle Joint Reflexes Knee Reflex - L2 and L3 nerve damage causes abnormal knee joint reflex.[epainassist.com] Test your reflexes at the knee and ankle. These may sometimes be absent if there is a compressed nerve root in your spine. Straight leg raise (SLR) test.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] Ankle Reflex (Tendo-Achillis Reflex) - Diminished or absent reflexes when L4, 5 and S1 nerve is damaged. How is Lumbar Disk Herniation Diagnosed?[epainassist.com]

  • Hyperkalemia

    High potassium is usually found when your doctor has ordered blood tests to help diagnose a condition you're already experiencing or to monitor medications you're taking. It's usually not discovered by chance. Talk to your doctor about what your results mean. You may need to change a medication that's affecting[…][web.archive.org]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    BACKGROUND: Diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) results in increased morbidity and mortality. The early diagnosis of DAN can be difficult and is commonly evaluated using cardiac autonomic function tests as a surrogate. However, they are not widely available, have limited sensitivity and specificity, and can be[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org] The ankle tendon reflex was absent in almost half of our patients (40.4 %).[em-consulte.com] reflexes: Absent Associated with foot ulcers in chronic DM 7x increase Age: Middle-aged & elderly Location: Soles of feet Neuropathic osteoarthropathy : Frequency increased[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Spinal stenosis Spinal stenosis Specialty Orthopedics, neurosurgery Symptoms Pain, numbness, or weakness in the arms or legs [1] Complications Loss of bladder control, loss of bowel control, sexual dysfunction [1] Usual onset Gradual [1] Types Cervical, thoracic, lumbar [2] Causes Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    In GBS, deep tendon reflexes in the legs, such as knee jerks, are usually lost. Reflexes may also be absent in the arms.[ninds.nih.gov] F waves implicates nerve root involvement delayed/absent H reflex correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential[step2.medbullets.com] Exam is remarkable for symetric 3/5 lower and upper extremity weakness, absent ankle and patellar reflexes and 1 biceps reflex.[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

    Sensory loss is often identified when the doctor tests for deep tendon reflexes, such as the knee jerk, which are reduced or absent in CMT patients.[web.archive.org] Five months after the transient CNS symptoms, he finally developed signs and symptoms of neuropathy in the form of absent ankle reflexes.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] In order to identify sensory loss the neurologist will test for deep tendon reflexes, such as the knee jerk, which are reduced or absent in CMT.[crystalinks.com]

  • Lumbosacral Plexus Disorder

    There is an absent or reduced knee jerk reflex, although ankle jerks are commonly preserved.[patient.info] […] patellar reflex L4 Medial lower leg/foot Knee extensors and ankle dorsiflexors Diminished or absent patellar reflex L5 Lateral leg/foot Hallux extension and ankle plantar[physio-pedia.com] Patellar tendon reflex and ankle jerk were absent on the right leg. Sensory function could not be examined properly.[austinpublishinggroup.com]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    Motor neurone disease (MND) is a uncommon condition that affects the brain and nerves. It causes weakness that gets worse over time. It's always fatal and can significantly shorten life expectancy, but some people live with it for many years. There’s no cure, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it[…][nhs.uk]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    Deep tendon reflexes are reduced or absent.[aafp.org] Proximal lower limb muscles were affected in 40% patients, rare upper limb involvement and ankle reflexes were absent in all with evidence of axonal degeneration and reinnervation[annalsofian.org] .  Tendon reflexes: Absent or Preserved except at ankles  Recovery: With delay after removal of toxin  Progression ("coasting") for 1 to 4 months  Improvement: Months[slideshare.net]

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