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Clonus is most common in the ankles, where it is tested by rapidly flexing forward (dorsiflexing) the relaxed ankle. It can also be tested in the knees by rapidly pushing the patella towards the toes. Only sustained clonus (5 beats or more) is considered abnormal. Clonus could be caused by the use of magnesium sulfate
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