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Show Notes Episode 1.04

Diagnosis of Hypermobility / Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, The Beighton Score


Resources mentioned in this episode are listed and linked here.


hEDS Diagnostic Checklist:


Beighton Score / Assessing Joint Hypermobility pictures and video:



The 5-Part Questionnaire for Hypermobility (Hakim and Grahame, 2003):

  1. Can you now [or could you ever] place your hands flat on the floor without bending your knees?

  2. Can you now [or could you ever] bend your thumb to touch your forearm?

  3. As a child, did you amuse your friends by contorting your body into strange shapes or could you do the splits?

  4. As a child or teenager, did your kneecap or shoulder dislocate on more than one occasion?

  5. Do you consider yourself “double-jointed”?


Zebras in Medicine and Research:



Dr. Sharon Meglathery, MD physician’s website on her RCCX Theory:




Dr. Emily Casanova, PhD Neuroscientist and biological scientist with a primary focus on the inherited connective tissue disorders and autism


Dr. Sabeeha Malek is both an EDS patient and UK PhD researcher in the field:


Dr. Emma Reinhold, the UK general practitioner that spearheaded the previously referenced GP Toolkit project


Dr. Cortney Gensemer, PhD involved in the hEDS genetic research at Norrish Lab, USC:



Research:


CARTER C, WILKINSON J. PERSISTENT JOINT LAXITY AND CONGENITAL DISLOCATION OF THE HIP. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1964 Feb;46:40-5. PMID: 14126235.


Rob Naish and Mike Cadogan, "Beighton Score," In: LITFL - Life in the FastLane, Accessed on September 29, 2022, https://litfl.com/beighton-score/.


Beighton P, Solomon L, Soskolne CL. Articular mobility in an African population. Ann Rheum Dis. 1973 Sep;32(5):413-8. doi: 10.1136/ard.32.5.413. PMID: 4751776; PMCID: PMC1006136.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/4751776/


From Ross J, Grahame R. Joint hypermobility syndrome BMJ 2011; 342 :c7167 doi:10.1136/bmj.c7167 <https://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c7167.full>


Malek, S., Reinhold, E.J. & Pearce, G.S. The Beighton Score as a measure of generalised joint hypermobility. Rheumatol Int 41, 1707–1716 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-021-04832-4


Malek S and Köster DV (2021) The Role of Cell Adhesion and Cytoskeleton Dynamics in the Pathogenesis of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 9:649082. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.649082


News Articles:

Article ‘Is the Beighton Score for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Really Valid or Just BS?”

Posted by Nick Ng, BA, CMT, Sep 25, 2021


EDS News article on GAP Research:



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