Correlation between a positive Hoffmann's reflex and cervical pathology in asymptomatic individuals.

@article{Sung2001CorrelationBA,
  title={Correlation between a positive Hoffmann's reflex and cervical pathology in asymptomatic individuals.},
  author={Rita Sung and Jeffrey C Wang},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={67-70}
}
STUDY DESIGN Asymptomatic patients with a positive Hoffmann's reflex were prospectively studied with cervical radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging. OBJECTIVES To determine a relationship between a positive Hoffmann's reflex and cervical pathology in asymptomatic patients and to evaluate if further work-up was necessary in this patient population. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A positive Hoffmann's reflex usually implies an upper motor neuron lesion from spinal cord compression. Although… CONTINUE READING

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