hyperextension

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hyperextension

 [hi″per-ek-sten´shun]
extension of a limb or part beyond the normal limit.

hy·per·ex·ten·sion

(hī'pĕr-eks-ten'shŭn),
Extension of a limb or part beyond the normal limit.

hyperextension

(hī′pər-ĭk-stĕn′shən)
n.
Extension of a bodily joint beyond its normal range of motion.

hy′per·ex·tend′ (-ĭk-stĕnd′) v.

hyperextension

[-exten′shən]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + L, extendere, to stretch out
movement at a joint to a position beyond the joint's normal maximum extension.
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Hyperextension of the wrist

hyperextension

Overextension Rehab medicine The extension of a limb or other body part beyond its normal range of movement

hy·per·ex·ten·sion

(hī'pĕr-eks-ten'shŭn)
Extension of a limb or part beyond the normal limit.

hyperextension

’over-straightening’ of a joint beyond its normal limits.

hyperextension

extension of a limb or a joint beyond normal limit of motion

hyperextension

extension of a limb or part beyond the normal limit.

hyperextension injury
see dropped carpus.
spinal hyperextension injury
usually results in damage to the dorsal articular facets and rupture of the ventral annulus fibrosus with escape of the nucleus pulposus.