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Genu Recurvatum (Back-Knee)

August 22nd, 2017


  • 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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