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Do I have joint hypermobility if I can bend fingers back and touch arm?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Joint laxity

One test is the thumb to forearm test.
A positive test is to flex the wrsit and thumb until it touches the forearm on the palm side. Also hyperextendthe fingers. Common issue include joint laxity in the shoulder, knee cap or patellar inability, increase valgus of the knee and elbows, extension ? Causes include ehlers danlos syndrome is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders, .

In brief: Joint laxity

One test is the thumb to forearm test.
A positive test is to flex the wrsit and thumb until it touches the forearm on the palm side. Also hyperextendthe fingers. Common issue include joint laxity in the shoulder, knee cap or patellar inability, increase valgus of the knee and elbows, extension ? Causes include ehlers danlos syndrome is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders, .
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. George Klauber
Another condition with joint hypermobility is Marfan Syndrome, those subjects also tend to be very tall.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes.

That is one of the signs of hypermobility.
Some others include hyperextension of the knees and elbows.

In brief: Yes.

That is one of the signs of hypermobility.
Some others include hyperextension of the knees and elbows.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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