hypermobility

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Related to Beighton score: Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

hypermobility

(ˌhaɪpəməʊˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
(Medicine) med an extension of the joints beyond normal capacity
Translations
hyperlaxité

hy·per·mo·bil·i·ty

n. hipermobilidad, movilidad excesiva.
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A Beighton score ranges from 0 to 9 (Table 1) and is influenced by age, sex, ethnicity, history of trauma, and physical fitness of the person (16,17).
On the Beighton score, she received all (9) scores: passive apposition of the thumb to forearm and passive dorsal hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joint >90[degrees] on both sides were done with no strain (Figure 2); she was able to actively hyperextend both elbows and knees on both sides over >10[degrees] and flex her spine to the ground with palms placed on the ground without knee flexing.
The Beighton score 7/9 for hypermobility and Tanner 4 for puberty were detected.
Beighton score was only positive in forward flexion of the trunk, which means a general joint laxity was not present.
(13), (14) All subjects were assessed for the existence of GJH using the Beighton score (15) and for BJHS using the revised Brighton criteria.
A separate investigator evaluated each subject for joint hypermobility by using Beighton score which was calculated by doing five simple manoeuvres.
The researchers assessed hypermobility with the Beighton score in 2,901 teens enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) when the participants were a mean 13.8 years old.
Main outcome measures were the Beighton score for joint hyper-flexibility, peak of TK and LL, range of hip ER, ratio TK/LL, and individual's height, weight and BMI.