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Double Jointed people !..How come ?
« on: 02/02/2007 15:37:25 »
How come there are people that have an unusually large range of motion of their ligaments, tendons, and
muscles ?

Is it specific to a particular gene pool of people ?

I gather there are people who can voluntarily dislocate a shoulder etc ...how come ?..

If there is no specific group of people who can do this then why/how does this happen ?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 02/02/2007 23:10:14 »
One of many different possibilities is:

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.


At least 9 different types of EDS have been identified; symptoms vary depending on which type of EDS a person has.
Symptoms vary depending on which type of EDS a person has.
The most common forms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS Type I and II) are characterized by one or more of the following features:

skin problems
soft velvet-like skin
fragile skin that bruises or tears easily
stretchy rubber band-like skin
easy or severe bruising
poor and slow wound healing (usually taking weeks to months to heal)
small harmless bumps under the skin
joint problems
loose unstable joints causing frequent dislocations usually occurring in the shoulders, knees, hips, collar bone or jaw (see figure 1)
double jointedness (hyper extensible joints), extreme in some cases
joint pain from frequent dislocation
eye problems
nearsightedness, occasionally extreme
Less common symptoms that may occur in the more rare forms of EDS include:

gum disease (EDS) VIII)
curvature of the spine (EDS VI)
problems with blood clotting (EDS X)
more serious eye conditions (EDS VI)
pulmonary (lung) problems (EDS IV)
weak blood vessels, intestines or uterus that may lead to more serious complications (EDS IV)

from:    http://www.orthop.washington.edu/uw/ehlersdanlos/tabID__3376/ItemID__32/PageID__4/Articles/Default.aspx
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« Reply #2 on: 03/02/2007 00:24:01 »
IKO...I am really grateful for this....amazing !!

Is it ALWAYS a syndrome of sorts then ?...so..it's always deemed a ' condition ' eh ?

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« Reply #3 on: 10/02/2007 16:56:23 »
IKO...I am really grateful for this....amazing !!

Is it ALWAYS a syndrome of sorts then ?...so..it's always deemed a ' condition ' eh ?

Hugs the IKO

A 'syndrome' is an association of symptoms & signs,
a peculiar mix recognized over the years and reported
in medical literature...together with the name of the
first reporter or the first patient's name.
It may disappear over the years, in the Genetics Era,
replaced by the computer list of anybody's defects*.
Everyone will have his 'own' syndrome then!
We'll be 'diagnosed' even before our birth.
Talking of medical progress.

ikod

P.S. * I would suggest to concentrate our efforts more...
       ...on the therapeutic side!
« Last Edit: 11/02/2007 00:07:05 by iko »
 

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