Management of Articular Complications in the Hypermobility Syndrome

  • Peter Beighton
  • Rodney Grahame
  • Howard Bird


Hypermobile patients can be spared much unnecessary suffering by establishment of the correct diagnosis. As indicated in Chap. 5, hypermobility is one of the great mimics in rheumatology. Many hapless individuals have been misdiagnosed as suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (both adult and juvenile) with unfortunate consequences. It is self-evident that reassurance to the patient that he or she does not have a potentially crippling disease can have a profoundly beneficial effect on morale!


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Soft Tissue Lesion Adhesive Capsulitis Hypermobility Syndrome Hydrocortisone Acetate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Rodney Grahame
    • 2
  • Howard Bird
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.MRC Research Unit for Inherited Skeletal Disorders, Medical School and Groot Schuur HospitalUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Guy’s HospitalLondonEngland
  3. 3.University of LeedsHarrogateEngland
  4. 4.General Infirmary at Leeds and Royal Bath HospitalHarrogateEngland

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