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AuthorBeighton, Peter. author
TitleHypermobility of Joints [electronic resource] / by Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird ; edited by Rodney Grahame
ImprintLondon : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 1989
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XVII, 182 p. 70 illus. online resource


Joint hypermobility, joint laxity or "double-jointedness" is no longer regarded as just a quaint clinical entity, but has gained recognition as a feature common to a heterogeneous group of generalized hereditary connective tissue disorders. This monograph examines the scientific basis, clinical features and treatment of this syndrome. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, with new contributions to cover in depth three areas in which new scientific advances have been made: biochemistry, genetics, and biomechanics. The case histories make fascinating reading, and the comprehensive coverage of the rarer hereditary disorders provides a valuable reference. From the reviews of the first edition: "This little book deals with a somewhat neglected subject and will prove useful in a number of ways." British Journal of Plastic Surgery #1 "This is a delightful book full of stimulating ideas, by three authors who have pooled their thoughts and the results of their studies." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine #2


1. Introduction to Hypermobility -- 2. Assessment of Hypermobility -- 3. Biochemistry of Joint Hypermobility -- 4. Biomechanics of Hypermobility: Selected Aspects -- 5. Genetic Aspects of the Hypermobility Syndrome -- 6. Clinical Features of Hypermobility: Locomotor System and Extra-articular -- 7. Management of Articular Complications in the Hypermobility Syndrome -- 8. Illustrative Case Histories -- 9. Hypermobility in the Performing Arts and Sport -- 10. Heritable Hypermobility Syndromes

Medicine Human genetics Rheumatology Orthopedics Sports medicine Biochemistry Biophysics Biological physics Medicine & Public Health Rheumatology Human Genetics Surgical Orthopedics Biochemistry general Biophysics and Biological Physics Sports Medicine


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