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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

Quite serious: ay not be life threatening, but can damage soft tissue and joints. Also can damage nerves.. ...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