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Synonyms for flexion

the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

deviation from a straight or normal course

act of bending a joint

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This study that shows that adequate femoral tunnel lengths can be safely created without knee hyperflexion using flexible instruments via an anteromedial portal.
Forces intense hyperflexion and distraction can lead not only to thrust unilateral or bilateral facet joints, and the blade fracture, fracture of the spinous processes, and previously ruptured anterior longitudinal ligament, and especially rupture of the fibrous ring and disc extrusion intervertebral which may cause or aggravate an existing myelopathy (1,15,18,20).
6), suggesting superior end plate marrow oedema from hyperflexion injury.
The task demand was to achieve graded, smooth control of knee flexion and extension movements during full-body weight bearing and without abnormal knee hyperextension or hyperflexion.
2kg presented with bilateral carpal hyperflexion (Fig.
Flexion teardrop fractures occur due to compression of the anterior vertebral aspect due to sudden and forceful hyperflexion.
The mechanism of injury is often a direct blow to the front of the lower leg in contact or a fall onto the knee causing hyperflexion of the knee.
Had the nurses reassessed the need for hyperflexion, injury to the patient could have been avoided.
25) Although the mechanism of cervical spine tackle injuries has not been substantially reported in rugby union, it has been proposed to be a result of hyperflexion of the neck.
This is typically termed a hyperextension and/or hyperflexion injury, because the head is forced to move backward and/or forward rapidly beyond the neck's normal range of motion.
33,34) Some surgeons add a fifth slip to the thumb for correction of thumb interphalangeal joint hyperflexion, or into the metacarpal head of the little finger to correct the loss of the metacarpal arch.
In comparing the hyperflexion and inferior vertical strains the distinction lies primarily in the anterior quadrants; one being externally rotated (hyperflexion) and the other internally rotated (I.
This applies especially to passive spinal stretching in the hands of amateurs as well as forceful attempts to assume certain yoga postures which involve spinal hyperflexion, hyperextension, and rotation.
They occur with hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck.
The vexed question of throwing and the new 15 degree tolerance allowed bowlers is fully discussed, with your correspondent gratified to read a few paragraphs written in this column a year ago, with Benaud accepting my premise that "if the bio-mechanists seem to be saying that the angle of a straight steel bar when forced through the same mechanical motions as the bowling arm at 250 frames per second compared with 25 frames per second on television, can vary from 178 degrees to 182 degrees, how could an alleged hyperflexion of twice that amount by bowlers such as Glenn McGrath and Shaun Pollock be taken seriously?