Elbow Hyper-extension Injury

Elbow Hyperextension Injury

What is Elbow Hyper-extension Injury?

An elbow hyper-extension injury occurs when the elbow is bent back the wrong way. This type of injury occurs more frequently in contact sports such as rugby. The elbow is forced to bend the wrong way, or hyperextend, causing damage to the ligaments and muscles of the elbow.

Symptoms of Elbow Hyper-extension Injury

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Limited range of motion


Causes of Elbow Hyper-extension Injury

When there is a impact which result the elbow to bent backwards.

Treatment for Elbow Hyper-extension Injury


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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