laxity test

laxity test

Orthopedics Any of a number of joint tests which measure the looseness–of articulating bones–eg, of the humeral head in the glenohumeral joint. See Load & shift test, Posterior/anterior drawer, Shoulder instability, Sulcus sign. Cf Provocative test.
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Based on the Beighton-Horan Laxity test, hypermobility was observed in 106 of the 227 (47%) ballet academy students, 3 of the 11 (27%) collegiate modern dancers, 10 of the 16 (62%) pre-professional ballet dancers, and 16 of the 45 (36%) professional ballet dancers (Table 1).
Caption: Figure 1 Beighton-Horan Laxity Test. Items 1 to 4 are performed bilaterally.
Dancer hypermobility status was assessed via an eight-point Beighton-Horan Laxity test. Single-limb balance time, in seconds, was assessed in parallel position with the eyes closed.
The BHJMI is the most common diagnostic tool for GJL, which consist of five different laxity tests. [14-16] The BHJMI is easy to administer and needs no special equipment other than a goniometer.
Park et al Each completed a blood draw 2009 and laxity tests at 3 different times during her menstrual cycle.