Familial joint laxity

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Familial joint laxity

Joint laxity, familial is an inherited (passed through families) condition characterized by generalized joint laxity (loose joints) and frequent dislocations of the major joints such as the shoulder. Congenital (present at birth) dislocation of the hip and kneecap (patella) has also been seen. This condition is passed through families in an autosomal dominant manner, meaning that is it passed from parent to child. If one parent has it there is a 50% chance that each of their children will have it as well. This condition can be diagnosed by a doctor by physical examination. Of note, this condition was formerly known as Ehlers-Danlos type 11, however because there are no findings of loose skin (skin laxity), that name is no longer used. If you have joint laxity or a history of frequent joint dislocations, speak with a genetic counselor or specialist.

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Familial joint laxity.
 

Author(s): R Wynne-Davies

Journal: Proc. R. Soc. Med.. 1971 Jun;64(6):689-90.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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