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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Cathryn Ledwick 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #472194

    Cathryn Ledwick
    Participant

    Hi there!

    For the exam 3 question about causes of knee hyperextension in mid stance, could you explain how hamstring weakness could contribute to this gait deviation? Thank you!

  • #472481

    Chrissy Durrough
    Keymaster

    Hi Cathryn,

    Individuals with profound hamstring weakness may have knee hyperextension in mid-stance due to a lack of eccentric control of knee extension (i.e., normally functioning hamstrings could prevent the knee from snapping into hyperextension).

    Chrissy

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    Cathryn Ledwick
    Participant

    Okay that makes sense! Thank you!

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