Beighton Scoring System for Joint Hypermobility

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Beighton Scoring System for Joint Hypermobility :
Consists of scoring on five manoeuvres; maximum score = 9
score one point on each side for:
passive dorsiflexion of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint to 90°
apposition of the thumb to the flexor aspect of the forearm
hyperextension of the elbow beyond 180°
hyperextension of the knee beyond 180°
score one point for:
forward trunk flexion placing hands flat on floor with knees extended
More suitable as an epidemiological tool but has been widely used by clinicians as a diagnostic tool. Could be considered unsuitable for diagnostic tool as it sample only a limited number of joints and it is an “all or nothing” scale, not allowing grading.

http://www.childrenspodiatry.melbourne/index.php/blog/benign-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-not-just-flexible-child
http://www.physicaltherapyinsport.com/article/S1466-853X(17)30116-5/fulltext
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00296-021-04832-4

 
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