Genu Recurvatum

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see a short stature individual with a relatively large cranium and a prominent forehead. The posture of his legs, and particular the right knee calls attention.

PERSPECTIVE: in medical parlance knee hyperextension backwards is called genu recurvatum. It is an expression of joint laxity. Knee extension should not exceed 10 degrees.

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