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Table 1 Beighton scoring system for joint hypermobility (adapted from Junge et al. [16])

From: When flexibility is not necessarily a virtue: a review of hypermobility syndromes and chronic or recurrent musculoskeletal pain in children

Scoring 1 point each side
 1. Passive dorsiflexion of the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint to >90°
 2. Passive apposition of thumb to the flexor aspect of forearm
 3. Hyperextension of the elbow >10°
 4. Hyperextension of the knee >10°
Scoring 1 point
 5. Flexion of the trunk with knees straight and both palms resting easily on floor