Joint hypermobility in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

  title={Joint hypermobility in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.},
  author={M Acasuso-D{\'i}az and E. Collantes-Estevez},
  journal={Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association},
  volume={11 1},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that joint hyperlaxity can play some role in the pathogenesis of pain in primary fibromyalgia. METHODS A total of 66 women with fibromyalgia (according to the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria) and 70 women with other rheumatic diseases were examined for joint laxity based on 5 criteria (The Non-Dominant Spanish modification). Individuals meeting 4 or 5 criteria were considered to be hyperlax. RESULTS Joint hyperlaxity was detected in 18 (27.3… CONTINUE READING

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