Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 269, Issue 2, pp 89–90 | Cite as

Hypermobility syndrome in 105 women with pure urinary stress incontinence and in 105 controls

  • Ayse Karan
  • Mete Isikoglu
  • Buket Aksac
  • Erkut Attar
  • Nurten Eskiyurt
  • Onay Yalcin
Original Article


We compared the frequency of Hypermobility Syndrome (HS) in 105 patients with urinary stress incontinence (USI) with the frequency of HS in 105 healthy controls that matched for age and parity. A Beighton score (BS) of more than 3 was used to make the clinical diagnosis of HS. Thirty-six patients (34.28%) from the USI group and 28 patients (26.66%) from the control group were diagnosed as HS. The mean BS values were 6.44±0.35 and 5.21±0.29 respectively. The difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05).


Benign joint hypermobility syndrome Beighton score Joint laxity Stress urinary incontinence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayse Karan
    • 2
  • Mete Isikoglu
    • 1
    • 3
  • Buket Aksac
    • 2
  • Erkut Attar
    • 1
  • Nurten Eskiyurt
    • 2
  • Onay Yalcin
    • 1
  1. 1.Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Urogynecology Unit, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2.Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. 3.Ozel Antalya Tup Bebek Merkezi Halide Edip, Cad No:7 Pil Fabrikasi karsisi 07080 Antalya, Turkey

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