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Boudreau, AP., Steiman, I., Mior, S. (2020) 'Clinical management of benign joint hypermobility syndrome: a case series', J Can Chiropr Assoc.2020 Apr;64(1):43-54.

J Can Chiropr Assoc.2020 Apr;64(1):43-54.

Clinical management of benign joint hypermobility syndrome: a case series

P A Boudreau, I Steiman, S Mior

Abstract:

Background: Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (BJHS) is a relatively prevalent condition of the spectrum of heritable connective tissue disorders, with musculoskeletal, visceral and psychological manifestations. The conservative management of the musculoskeletal symptomatology must be modified for optimal effectiveness and minimal sequelae. Purpose: To provide an overview of the presentation, assessment, chiropractic management, and outcomes of patients with BJHS.Study design: Case series. Discussion: Recognizing joint hypermobility as a significant contributing factor in patients presenting with musculoskeletal complaints is often challenging. The lack of awareness of BJHS may delay the diagnosis as well as effective management. Manual therapy should be used judiciously; active exercise is an essential element of care. We provide an overview of the presentations, assessment, chiropractic management, and outcomes of three patients with BJHS. Future clinical trials are necessary to determine effective clinical management strategies for patients with BJHS.

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