Heritable Hypermobility Syndromes

  • Peter Beighton
  • Rodney Grahame
  • Howard Bird

Abstract

The heritable hypermobility syndromes are a group of disorders in which joint laxity is a prominent feature. In some of these conditions the loosejointedness predisposes to a wide variety of articular complications and, despite their rarity, they are therefore of considerable rheumatological importance.

Keywords

Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis Perforation Appendicitis Blindness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Rodney Grahame
    • 2
  • Howard Bird
    • 3
  1. 1.MRC Research Unit for Inherited Skeletal Disorders, Medical School and Groot Schuur HospitalUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Rheumatology Unit, Division of Medicine, United Medical and Dental SchoolsGuy’s HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Royal Bath HospitalUniversity of Leeds, and Clinical Pharmacology Unit (Rheumatism Research)HarrogateUK

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