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What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type 3 and double jointedness?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: EDS-3 is formal Dx
Eds-3 is a formal diagnosis whereas the term double jointedness is a term used to describe someone with hyperlax joints.
Hyperlaxity is a normal variant and is only worrisome if it results in pain or joint instability whereby the term is changed to patholaxity (pathologic joint laxity).

In brief: EDS-3 is formal Dx
Eds-3 is a formal diagnosis whereas the term double jointedness is a term used to describe someone with hyperlax joints.
Hyperlaxity is a normal variant and is only worrisome if it results in pain or joint instability whereby the term is changed to patholaxity (pathologic joint laxity).
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