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Hypermobility of Joints

  • Peter Beighton
  • Rodney Grahame
  • Howard Bird
  • Rodney Grahame
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 1-9
  3. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 11-24
  4. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 25-39
  5. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 41-53
  6. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 55-66
  7. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 67-86
  8. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 87-99
  9. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 101-124
  10. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 127-147
  11. Peter Beighton, Rodney Grahame, Howard Bird
    Pages 149-178
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book

Introduction

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

Keywords

Colagen Erbkrankheit Gelenkbewegung Gelenkhypermobilität Hereditary disorders Hypermobility Joint laxitiy Kollagen biochemistry biomechanics genetics mechanics surgery tissue

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Rodney Grahame
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatology Unit, Division of Medicine, United Medical and Dental SchoolsGuy’s HospitalLondonUK

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