Introduction to Hypermobility
The first clinical description of articular hypermobility is attributed to Hippocrates, who, in the fourth century B.C., described the Scythians, a race of Iranian horse-riding nomads inhabiting the region that now forms the Ukraine, as having humidity, flabbiness and atony such that they were unable to use their weapons. Their main problem in warfare was that hyperlaxity of the elbow and shoulder joints prevented them from drawing their bows effectively.
KeywordsMarfan Syndrome Joint Laxity Joint Hypermobility Generalise Joint Hypermobility Hypermobility Syndrome
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