A 21-year-old female asked:
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what is the cause of genu recurvatum gait ? is it weakness in the hamstrings muscle or quadriceps? if you have helpful source please help me

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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, primarily stemming from musculoskeletal to neurological abnormalities. In simple terms, genu recur stun refers to a hyperextension of the knee. The hamstrings and the intrinsic ligaments of the knee are the usual structures that limit this hyper extension.
Answered on Jun 3, 2017
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