A hypermobility syndrome is a group of symptoms and signs tending to occur together and in which the joints are unusually mobile.

 

Hereditary disorders of connective tissue

Hypermobility syndromes appear to be genetic disorders, eg. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome. In adults the diagnosis is suggested by at least four positive tests out of nine using the Beighton score.

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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.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Children with Generalised Joint Hypermobility and Musculoskeletal Complaints: State of the Art on Diagnostics, Clinical Characteristics, and Treatment. Scheper MC, Engelbert RHH, Rameckers EAA, Verbunt J, Remvig L and Juul-Kristensen B. Biomed Res Int. 2013; 2013: 121054.


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