Hypermobility means that the joints are unusually mobile.

 

Problems associated with knee hypermobility

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

Synonyms: 
lax joints
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An abstract of a study by Dr Raju Vaishya on how some simple tests may identify some athletes at risk of an ACL tear.

Terminology of flexion & extension

A discussion of the words used to describe problems with range of motion of the knee.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

The extent and risk of knee injuries in children aged 9–14 with Generalised Joint Hypermobility and knee joint hypermobility - the CHAMPS-study Denmark. Junge T, Larsen LR, Juul-Kristensen B and Wedderkopp N. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015; 16: 143.

Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome—Hypermobility Type: A Much Neglected Multisystemic Disorder. Gazit Y, Jacob G and Grahame R. Rambam Maimonides Med J. 2016 Oct; 7(4): e0034.


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