Joint hypermobility is common in the general population and often familial. Only a small proportion of people with joint hypermobility will require medical surveillance and genetic advice and they will usually have additional distinctive clinical features.
The relatively common hypermobility spectrum disorder; (HSD) which may include individuals who meet criteria for hypermobile EDS (hEDS;) can be a multisystem disorder and may have associated pain, autonomic dysfunction and psychological impact with altered quality of life. There is no known underlying genetic change for this condition and no genetic testing is available.
The clinical genetics service is not able to provide treatment or ongoing management or surveillance.
Referral - is recommended to a relevant medical specialists- paediatrician for children, rheumatologist, rehabilitation physician, pain physician and allied health professionals physiotherapist and occupational therapists.
Further information for management
Joint Hypermobility Fact Sheet
Ehlers danlos syndromes toolkit