U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old member asked:

How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers unless marphans?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Many reasons: Hypermobility generally results from one or more of the following:misaligned joints, abnormally shaped ends of one or more bones at a joint , type 1 collagen or other connective tissue defect (found in ehlers-danlos syndrome, abnormal joint proprioception (an impaired ability to determine where in space parts of the body are, and how stretched a joint.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Marfans is linked to: joint instabilty but there are many similar diseases yhat lead to joint instability. Many younger ( non marfanoid) have joint looseness that they also grow out of.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 31, 2022

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.