Hypermobility means that the joints are unusually mobile.

Page updated July 2023 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)


The patient may not be aware that their own hypermibility is a risk

The patient may not be aware that hypermobility is not normal, and may have been able from a young age to amuse their friends by showing how readily they can do gymnastics, touch their forearm with their thumb, etcetera. Most children are more flexible than adults, but the person with a hypermobility syndrome may continue to demonstrate this flexibility into adulthood.

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Problems associated with knee hypermobility?

Hypermobile knees are prone to patellar subluxation, patellar dislocation and repetitive trauma.

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Hypermobility syndromes affecting the knee

A syndrome is a group of symptoms which tend to occur together. There are several hypermobility syndromes described -

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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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