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hypermobile joint syndrome(1) Joint hypermobility syndrome
A common benign childhood condition involving hypermobile joints which can move beyond the normal range of motion (ROM).
Pain in knees, fingers, hips, elbows, increased tendency to dislocate, increased in scoliosis, which usually improves with age.
(2) Systemic joint laxity
A generalised increase in joint mobility, which may be seen in various rheumatic conditions associated with TMJ dysfunction.
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hypermobility syndromeA condition of abnormally lax ligaments and joints that affects up to 10% of all people. The result is an undue tendency to dislocations, recurrent sprains and joint pain.
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