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Definition of Overextension
1. [n -S]
Medical Definition of Overextension
1. Extension of a limb or part beyond the normal limit. Synonym: overextension, superextension. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Overextension
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1. Nervous and mental diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1899)
"... and, as a rule, his attitude and gait denote every effort to trust these joints as little as possible and to fix them by overextension. ..."
2. A Treatise on Orthopedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1903)
"... however, until the recession of deformity, which is to be expected under treatment by the horizontal fixation and overextension, has been obtained (Fig. ..."
3. Russia, Ukraine, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union by Roman Szporluk (2000)
"16 The Fall of the Tsarist Empire and the USSR: The Russian Question and Imperial overextension Introduction The Russian state collapsed twice in the ..."
4. Some Aspects of Banking Theory by William Howard Steiner (1920)
"Where this is the case rather than general overextension, in commercial banking the course of the prices of the commodities produced by the industries in ..."
5. Transactions by American Orthopaedic Association (1903)
"The steps of the operation are stretching of the adductors, traction enough to pull the head down 2-3 cms., overextension, and, last, the head is transposed ..."
6. Therapeutic Gazette (1907)
"In the first case overextension tears the navicular from its articulation with ... The toes are in overextension and motion of them is limited and painful. ..."
7. Atlas and Epitome of Traumatic Fractures and Dislocations by Heinrich Helferich (1902)
"Reduction is effected by means of overextension and traction. (f) Isolated dislocation of the radius is somewhat more common and occurs in various forms. ..."