- Increased range of movement of joints, and joint laxity, occurring normally in children and adolescents or as a result of disease, e.g., Marfan or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
* * *hy·per·mo·bil·i·ty .hī-pər-mō-'bil-ət-ē n, pl -ties an increase in the range of movement of which a bodily part and esp. a joint is capable <\hypermobility of the left temporomandibular joint due to the looseness of the capsular ligaments (W. B. Farrar)>hy·per·mo·bile -'mō-bəl, -.bīl, -.bēl adj
* * *hy·per·mo·bil·i·ty (hi″pər-mo-bilґĭ-te) greater than normal range of motion in a joint, which may occur naturally in otherwise normal persons or may be a sign of joint instability. Cf. laxity.
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