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Is Hypermobility a Discrete Entity?

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source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine

year: 1971

authors: Wood PH


Hypermobility of joints is characteristic of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and is the hallmark of the hypermobility syndrome described by Kirk et al. (1967). The implication of these statements is that hypermobility is a discrete entity. In other words, that people either exhibit hypermobility of joints or they do not. The other side of this coin is that limitation of motion is also a discrete phenomenon. I wish to question the validity of these concepts.

organization: Arthritis and Rheumatism Council Field Unit for Epidemiological Investigations York Place

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