from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Extension of a bodily joint beyond its normal range of motion.
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- n. the extension of a joint beyond its normal range; the condition of being hyperextended
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The extension of a joint beyond the straight line or the normal limit of such movement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. greater than normal extension
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A hyperextension is the same as a sprain - "hyperextension" refers to the mechanism of the injury - bending the joint in a direction that it isn't intended to go, usually due to a hard fall.
They also protect against hyperextension, which is a common cause of major knee ligament injuries.
Also, the unnatural flips and back-arching of gymnastics produce "hyperextension" of the youthful spine that can result in chronic lower-back pain and fractures of the small bones supporting the vertebrae.
"hyperextension" of the elbow joint, or release pitches with a supinated grip, they slam the ulnar olecranon processes into their humeral olecranon fossa (soft tissue), causing inflammation of the hyaline cartilage.
Asylum, a nine-screen installation, takes western assumptions about "exotic" foreigners and destroys them through hyperextension.
On the way out, I diagnosed the waiting room: jock-itch of the heart, athlete's foot of the soul, hyperextension of the central nervous system.
Lie facedown on a hyperextension bench, tucking your ankles securely under the footpads.
She trained from four to 13, so that helped a little bit with her turnout and her hyperextension and stuff, so she could do a lot.
First there was "Top Secret America," the three-part Washington Post report by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin on the hyperextension of private contracts, government buildings, and tax-funded expenditures in the secret surveillance economy.
Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell has been one of the most innovative and influential exercise gurus of my lifetime, inventing or popularizing the reverse hyperextension machine, conjugate periodization, and training tools like bands and chains.