The 10 Best Medical Hammers
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Medical hammers, though seemingly basic, are an important neurological testing tool. In fact, they have been a staple in most doctor's offices for well over a century. They come in a variety of styles, each of which serves a slightly different purpose and has its own pros and cons, which is why you will see Trömner, Babinski, Queen Square, Taylor, and Buck models represented here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
February 22, 2019:
Depending on where you are in your medical care, and your specialty, you will have different needs from your reflex hammer. Students who are working on a tight budget and aren't seeing patients every day should consider the ADC Taylor 3693BKQ or White Coat Taylor, since they don't need the best quality models and these two are very affordable. On the other hand, if you are a neurologist, you'll need top of the line tools, in which case the MDF Instruments MDF555P11, MDF Instruments Taylor 2.0, MDF Babinski 2.0, and MDF Queen Square 545-11 are your best options. The EMI Neurological 5 Piece Set is a good choice for any doctor who wants to ensure they have every tool they could possibly need on hand, since it comes with nearly every style of medical hammer. Pediatricians should consider the Tech-Med Services Pedia Pals Jamal, as the fun giraffe shape helps it to distract scared tots. It's quality isn't the best though, so don't be surprised if you periodically have to pull out a more professional model to elicit the response you are looking for.