Definition of Hypermobility syndrome

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Hypermobility syndrome: A common benign childhood condition involving hypermobile joints (that can move beyond the normal range of motion). Symptoms include pains in knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. The affected joints may sprain or dislocate. Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) is more frequent. Usually improves with adulthood. Also called the joint hypermobility syndrome.


The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer

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