Definition of hyperextend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərikˈstend/


[with object]
Forcefully extend (a limb or joint) beyond its normal limits, either in exercise or therapy or so as to cause injury.
Example sentences
  • They ensure that the patient's hips and knees are not hyperextended.
  • Those who tend to hyperextend the neck due to chorea or dystonia should be encouraged and reminded to use a ‘chin-tuck’ position.
  • Exercises should be done in a controlled manner, over a full range of motion and without hyperextending the joints.



Pronunciation: /-ˈstenSHən/
Example sentences
  • Two patients underwent subsequent arthroscopic surgery for a cyclops lesion that limited full hyperextension in the knee.
  • Digital nerve block followed by hyperextension and longitudinal traction successfully reduces the dislocation.
  • The shoulder roll allows for hyperextension of the neonate's head, which provides greater exposure of the surgical site.

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Syllabification: hy·per·ex·tend

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