hypermobility(redirected from Double joints)
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Increased range of movement of joints, and joint laxity, occurring normally in children and adolescents or as a result of disease, for example, Marfan or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
hypermobility/hy·per·mo·bil·i·ty/ (-mo-bil´ĭ-te) greater than normal range of motion in a joint.hypermo´bile
Etymology: Gk, hyper, L, mobilis, movable
an abnormally wide range of movement of the joints. The condition is seen in children and may be associated with Marfan's syndrome.
hypermobilityInstability Orthopedics Any motion occurring in a joint in response to the reactive force of gravity at a time when that joint should be stable under such a load; hypermobility is often misused to describe extra movement as seen in a contortionist.
Unusual flexibility of the joints, allowing them to be bent or moved beyond their normal range of motion.
n condition in which ligaments are loose; a click may be heard when the joint moves through a reasonable range of motion.
excessive mobility, as of a joint.