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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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I have a variety of daily living aids and splints and braces to stop my joints from hyperextending and causing damage.
6 STEFF EVANS The left wing was one of the more active players during his 29 minutes on the pitch but unfortunately damaged his right knee after hyperextending it when tackled.
The centre came off the bench around the half hour mark for Scarlets team-mate Steff Evans, who left the RFK Stadium on crutches after hyperextending his knee.
Jack Willis is omitted from the 35 after hyperextending his knee on Saturday and, while England have yet to rule him out, his prospects of being involved against the Springboks appear bleak.
And UST's two stars weren't the only problems for the Lady Spikers as Season 78 Finals MVP Kianna Dy played with a sore right knee after hyperextending the joint in practice a couple of weeks ago.
I was developing with the side, bringing some condence back into my game, and hopefully I can bounce back again after hyperextending my elbow ligament in a tackle.
It can be done by hyperextending the neck or by giving emergency sedatives to relax the muscles.
Your knee should be in a neutral position without hyperextending or locking, and your hips should face straight ahead without tucking or arching in the lower back.
Touted as a future standout by coach Janice Henningson all the way back in middle school, Hom rose through the ranks to become Algonquin's best outside hitter last season, but tore her left anterior cruciate ligament before a late-October home match versus Hudson, coming down awkwardly and hyperextending her knee in warm-ups.