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How do you know you are double jointed, and is it a disorder?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Hyperlax = flexible

Double jointed usually describes someone with what we call hyperlaxity (hyper flexible).
If the increased laxity becomes problematic, the laxity is referred to as patholaxity. A common example would be if ones hyperlax shoulder suddenly began to slip out of joint (subluxate or dislocate) with little or no trauma. Mere , therefore, is not necessarily a disorder at all.

In brief: Hyperlax = flexible

Double jointed usually describes someone with what we call hyperlaxity (hyper flexible).
If the increased laxity becomes problematic, the laxity is referred to as patholaxity. A common example would be if ones hyperlax shoulder suddenly began to slip out of joint (subluxate or dislocate) with little or no trauma. Mere , therefore, is not necessarily a disorder at all.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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