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Doctor insights on: Hyperextension Of The Knee

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What is done for hyperextension of the knee?

What is done for  hyperextension of the knee?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for hyperextension of the knee?

Possible reasons for hyperextension of the knee?

Several: Reasons that a knee hyperextends( recurvatum) without an injury are generally because that person is ligamentously lax( loose jointed).'loose jointedeness' is generally inherited in a multi- factoral fashion and is bilateral.Knee hyperextension can also be seen in neurologic disorders ( such as polio) and w/cns disorders and tumors(much rarer)--unilateral( one leg only)recurvatum requires work-up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hyperextension of the knees bad?

Can you tell me is hyperextension of the knees bad?

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...! in my experience, people w/ hyperextension @ the knees occassionally have trouble w/jumping sports( basketball, gymnastics..)real problems w/ instability occur if they tear there acl( hopefully not!)again, the vast majority of people do well... Gl! ...Read more

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Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Hyperextension : Injury or degenerative tears to the ligaments and posterior capsule can be the culprit. Check for connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis as well, especially if there is no injury. ...Read more

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What is hyperextension of the knee vs sticking it out?

What is hyperextension of the knee vs sticking it out?

Hyperextension: Hyperextending the knee implies the knee is going beyond full extension--reaching a swayback or recurvatum type of posture. ...Read more

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What actually happens with hyperextension in your knee?

What actually happens with hyperextension in your knee?

Too much motion.: The knee is overly extending and moving past the point that it should due to its weak or damaged soft tissue support structures. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent hyperextension of my knees and elbows?

What can I do to prevent hyperextension of my knees and elbows?

Ligamentous laxity: Is a common congenital condition that permits one to hyperextend joints and makes one "double-jointed". There is no need to worry about that when it occurs naturally. However, traumatic hyperextension injury is quite injurious. A knee brace when highly active or elbow protector can help. ...Read more

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Why would I keep getting hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Why would I keep getting  hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Depends: There are number possibilities including some of which include: not allowing enough time between the injury and restarting activity for the injury to heal; genetic predispositions that allow more flexible or lax ligaments; the type of activity that your are doing and simple over exertion. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my knee damaged from hyperextension?

Orhto eval: I rec seeing an ortho doc for a full eval. You need skilled hands to eval your knee. ...Read more

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In what way can knee hyperextension be treated?

In what way can knee hyperextension be treated?

Depends if ...: Depends if your knee is symptomatic ( painful or feels loose!) if u have no symptoms than no treatment is necessary for a knee that "hyperextends"( recurvatum ).If u have feelings of knee looseness or posterior knee discomfort than a strengthening program for your legs( quads esp.) plus a brace to keep your leg from hyperextendimg would be my first choice. See an ors for eval. Gl! ...Read more