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What is a hyperextensible joints?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Hypermobility syndro

Most people think you are protected from osteoarthritis and injury by hypermobile joints. Just the opposite. You are more likely to sprain, strain, and tear major ligaments in the knee, because your joints bend more. Hypermobile joints are associated with some serious genetic disorders, but most are not. Hypermobility is associated with mitral valve prolapse, & etc.

In brief: Hypermobility syndro

Most people think you are protected from osteoarthritis and injury by hypermobile joints. Just the opposite. You are more likely to sprain, strain, and tear major ligaments in the knee, because your joints bend more. Hypermobile joints are associated with some serious genetic disorders, but most are not. Hypermobility is associated with mitral valve prolapse, & etc.
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