Genu Recurvatum Test | Knee Ligament Injuries
8 years ago
Knee Surgeon Dr. Robert LaPrade of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO demonstrates a procedure during a Clinical Knee Exam known as a Genu Recurvatum Test. One of the more difficult problems to treat in sports medicine is genu recurvatum. In this condition, an athlete sustains an injury and has excessive backwards motion of their knee (hyperextension of the knee). In these cases, treatment can be difficult and patients can have severe disability. A thorough exam using several other assessments will be conducted by Dr. LaPrade in conjunction with this specific test to rule out any other problems such as growth plate injuries, ligament injuries, etc. that may be contributing to the hyperextension.