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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.


Instability 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.
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To join the pipe, crews used the Serimer Automatic System where the double joints were automatically welded.
Even with her double joints, Casey says it's a tight situation.
Alex also began to take "double joints" -cannabis rolled with speed - leading to his near-fatal roof plunge.
Trial assemblies were PE lined as individual pipe strings, welded as double joints for full-scale reeling trials and subjected to pressure testing and leak detection of the PE annulus.