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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!

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      Chrissy Durrough
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      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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