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What is cubitus recurvatus?

The ability to extend your elbow beyond normal is a condition referred to as cubitus recurvatus. This condition can lead to joint problems, but proper strengthening of the muscles that surround the elbow joint can reduce the risk of injury.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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