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What does it mean if your double jointed?

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Dr. Robert Purchase answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Being double jointed means that your ligaments allow more motion than other people's, i.e. That they are a little lax. Hypermobile is a term that physicians use to describe the situation where a patient's ligaments and soft tissue allow more motion of the joint than is typical. Often times, people without a medical background use the term double jointed to describe the same situation.

Answered May 3, 2015

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