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Medical Term:

joint hypermobility syndrome

 

Definition: a heritable disorder comprising a constellation of symptoms characterized by generalized laxity of connective tissue. Clinical findings include joint pain and instability (especially of knee and shoulder). Similar to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (q.v.). Sometimes seen in association with other pain syndromes (fibromyalgia).

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