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Extension of a bodily joint beyond its normal range of motion.

hy′per·ex·tend′ (-ĭk-stĕnd′) v.


vb (tr)
(Medicine) med to overextend or to extend a joint or body part beyond its usual limit of motion
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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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After hyperextending his knee and missing 10 games in late December and early January, Garnett grabbed as many as 12 rebounds only once for the rest of the regular season.
A week after defeating USC without second-leading scorer Josh Shipp, the Bruins won despite the absence of leading rebounder Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who was out after hyperextending his right knee.
The Reinforcer not only provides flexibility, but minimizes the backward flexibility, preventing players from hyperextending their fingers," says Beranik.
Examples are slip and fall accidents, assaults, improper dental procedures, intubation errors, and virtually any traumatic event injuring the craniomandibular complex or hyperextending the mandible.