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A scale used for measuring joint hypermobility.
Total score of 9 possible points.
Most geneticists look for a score of at least four (4) or five (5) for a diagnosis of the hypermobility commonly associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Can you or have you ever been able to:

  1. Hyper-extension of pinky (little finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint) to greater than or equal to 90°.
    [One (1) point for each pinky (little finger), for a maximum of two (2) points.]
  2. Hyper-flexion of wrist – ability to touch medial (ulnar) forearm with thumb.
    [One (1) point for each thumb, for a maximum of two (2) points.]
  3. Hyper-extension of elbow to greater than 10°.
    [One (1) point for each elbow, for a maximum of two (2) points.]
  4. Hyper-extension of knee to greater than 10°.
    [One (1) point for each knee, for a maximum of two (2) points.]
  5. Hyper-flexion of hips/spine – ability to touch toes and place palms flat on floor with unbent knees.
    [Maximum of one (1) point.]
Synonyms:
Beighton Score, Beighton Scale of Joint Hypermobility, Beighton Score of Joint Hypermobility
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