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Can you tell me is hyperextension of the knees bad?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. David Trettin
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