Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos – Diagnosis & Overview

Prevalence of Generalised Joint Hypermobility (GJH) in a group of 1006 Danish Population

  • Generalised joint hypermobility and shoulder joint hypermobility – risk of upper body musculoskeletal symptoms and reduced quality of life in the general population by Juul-Kristensen et al (2017) [full text here]

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD)

  • Differential diagnosis of EDS and HSD can be quite challenging. This excellent Youtube video by Dr Alan Hakim discusses and compares the clinical and genetic features of EDS and HSD based the information from the latest 2017 EDS International Classification Guidelines.
  • Royal College of General Practitioners – EDS diagnostic toolkit this resource comes from a legitimate source and can be taken to your General Practitioner or Medical Specialists for discussion.
  • Another excellent video to watch is presented by Dr Fransiska Malfait who has done a lot of research on EDS genetics. This video is on the Diagnosis of the Rarest Types of EDS.



hEDS Diagnostic Checklist


  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type is associated with rheumatic diseases by Rodgers et al (2017) [free full text]