Marfan syndrome is a hypermobility syndrome of the joints.

 

Inherited disorder

Because the gene for Marfan's syndrome is dominant, parents with the disorder have a 50% chance of passing the condition on to their children. Patients tend to be tall and thin with very long thin fingers, and hypermobile joints. There may be problems in many organ systems, but in the knee the issues involve patella subluxation and dislocations and cruciate ligament problems.

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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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