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More than straight: In referring to a knee joint it means that the knee will extend forward slightly when out fully straight. People with lax joints will often have knee ... Read More

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Dr. David Trettin
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Well, not good..: If u have 'loose joints' ( elbows, fingers, shoulders etc.) and have hyperextension ( recurvatum) @ both your knees it's not 'bad'just the way u are.. ... Read More
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Dr. Marius Frasie
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NEITHER: YOU DO NOT GET STROKE FROM HYPER EXTENSION OF YOUR NECK SPECIALLY NOT WHEN YOU ARE 22
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Dr. Jose J Monsivais
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Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
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Several: Reasons that a knee hyperextends( recurvatum) without an injury are generally because that person is ligamentously lax( loose jointed).'loose jointede ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
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Hyperextension : Injury or degenerative tears to the ligaments and posterior capsule can be the culprit. Check for connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthri ... Read More
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Dr. David Greenfield
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Injury to ligaments: Hyperextension implies that the knee is moving beyond its normal range of motion. The ligaments and tendons typically prevent this from happening in ... Read More
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Dr. Jose J Monsivais
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Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
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Hyperextension: Hyperextending the knee implies the knee is going beyond full extension--reaching a swayback or recurvatum type of posture.
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Hyper extension : Hyper extension of the elbow can be beneficial in some sport activities such as gymnastics.

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