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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Information

ASSESSING JOINT HYPERMOBILITY

THE BEIGHTON SCORING SYSTEM

 

The Beighton Scoring System measures joint hypermobility on a 9-point scale. 

 

The joints assessed are:

  • Knuckle of the little/fifth/pinky finger

  • Base of the thumb

  • Elbow

  • Knee

  • Spine

Where applicable, range of movement is measured using a goniometer, an instrument that measures the joint angle.