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Genu Recurvatum (Back-Knee)

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Backwards angulation (hyperextension) of the knee joint greater than 5 degrees.
    • Significance

    • An indicator of ligamentous laxity, either due to trauma or a hypermobility syndrome (e.g. Marfans).
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