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In this paper, an extended detection scheme is proposed for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems which employ partial incremental redundancy (IR) based hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ). Based on the extended MIMO system model that interprets multiple retransmissions as a single transmission, the extended detection scheme estimates the entire transmitted symbols utilizing all information obtained up to the current retransmission. Compared with the conventional zero-forcing (ZF) detection scheme, the extended ZF detection scheme improves the post-processing signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) of the newly transmitted symbols in every retransmission, as well as the repeatedly transmitted symbols. Simulation results verify that the extended detection scheme outperforms the conventional detection scheme. Simulation results also show that the extended minimum mean-square-error (MMSE) detection scheme can achieve a better error performance than the conventional maximum-likelihood (ML) detection scheme, and even the extended ZF detection scheme shows a comparable error performance to the conventional ML detection scheme.