1 doctor weighed in:

Can you tell me are knees that naturally hyperextend more prone to injury (acl tears, mensical tears, patellar dislocations)?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Marc Tressler
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Knee hyper extension is usually due contractures of the hamstring muscles, the calf muscles, or both.
When these muscle groups are tight the knee hyperextends and the ankle doesn't dorsiflex enough. These two mechanical issues put a person at greater risk of both knee and ankle injuries.

In brief: Yes

Knee hyper extension is usually due contractures of the hamstring muscles, the calf muscles, or both.
When these muscle groups are tight the knee hyperextends and the ankle doesn't dorsiflex enough. These two mechanical issues put a person at greater risk of both knee and ankle injuries.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
29 years in practice
491K people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available