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please tell me what does hyperextension mean?

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Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
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 hyperextension. It is also called recurvatum.

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