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What does it mean if someone if double jointed?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Elastin

You are double jointed because you have too much elastin in the ligaments that control the extremes of motion of your joints.
This allows for too much potential motion and therefor injury.

In brief: Elastin

You are double jointed because you have too much elastin in the ligaments that control the extremes of motion of your joints.
This allows for too much potential motion and therefor injury.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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