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What is the definition or description of: Joint hypermobility?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Laxity

There is a normal range of motion that most joints have as they are moved.
Joint hyper mobility describes a range of motion in a particular joint that is more than normal. Hyper mobile joints are at increased risk of subluxations and dislocations. The term ligamentous laxity implies joint hyper mobility.

In brief: Laxity

There is a normal range of motion that most joints have as they are moved.
Joint hyper mobility describes a range of motion in a particular joint that is more than normal. Hyper mobile joints are at increased risk of subluxations and dislocations. The term ligamentous laxity implies joint hyper mobility.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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