Genitourinary prolapse and joint hypermobility in women.

  title={Genitourinary prolapse and joint hypermobility in women.},
  author={Peggy A. Norton and Jennifer E Baker and HARVEYL. SHARP and J C Warenski},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={85 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether joint hypermobility, a clinical marker for connective tissue abnormalities, is associated with genital prolapse. METHODS One hundred seven women were recruited from a university gynecology clinic. Subjects were examined in the standing and nonstraining positions for cystocele, rectocele, and uterine or vault prolapse. The degree of prolapse was graded 0-3. A separate investigator, blinded to the results of the gynecologic examination and using accepted criteria… CONTINUE READING