hyperextension-hyperflexion injury


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hyperextension-hyperflexion injury

violence to the body causing the unsupported head to move rapidly backward and forward, resulting in hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck; does not imply any specific resultant trauma or pathology.

hy·per·ex·ten·sion-hy·per·flex·ion in·jur·y

(hī'pĕr-eks-ten'shŭn-hī'pĕr-flek'shŭn in'jŭr-ē)
Violence to the body causing the unsupported head to move rapidly backward and forward resulting in hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck; does not imply any specific resultant trauma or pathology.