hyperextend


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hy·per·ex·ten·sion

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

hy′per·ex·tend′ (-ĭk-stĕnd′) v.

hyperextend

(ˌhaɪpərɪkˈstɛnd)
vb (tr)
(Medicine) med to overextend or to extend a joint or body part beyond its usual limit of motion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hyperextend - extend a joint beyond its normal range; "Don't hyperextend your elbow"
exsert, hold out, stretch forth, stretch out, put out, extend - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
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Another is Gaenslen's test: While the supine patient holds one knee and hip flexed into the abdomen, the other leg hangs over the edge of the examining table as the physician presses down on it to hyperextend the hip and produce pain in the SI joint.
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