Recurvatum means that the knee inclines backwards when weight is taken on the leg.

genu recurvatum
One may be born with the condition or it can be a result of ligament damage to the knee or fracture.
Synonyms: 
hyperextension
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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Genu Recurvatum after Tibial Tuberosity Fracture. Nathan ST and Parikh SN. Case Rep Orthop. 2013; 2013: 952978.

Correction of Genu Recurvatum Secondary to Osgood-Schlatter Disease: A Case Report. Bellicini C and Khoury JG. Iowa Orthop J. 2006; 26: 130–133.

Effect of genu recurvatum on the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee during gait. Kawahara K, Sekimoto T, Watanabe S, Yamamoto K, Tajima T, Yamaguchi N and Chosa E. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Aug;20(8):1479-87. doi: 10.1007/s00167-011-1701-z. Epub 2011 Nov 9.


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