The Taylor Percussion Hammer is used for reflex testing. It has a triangular rubber head connected to an 8″ long solid chrome steel handle that is designed for a secure grip. This type of reflex hammer is used to test deep tendon reflexes. This can help the healthcare professional detect possible dysfunction or abnormalities in the patient’s central or peripheral nervous system.
In addition to reflex testing, these hammers can also be useful for chest percussion to assess the condition of the thorax or abdomen.