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Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Professor Jaime F. Bravo , MD

Marfanoide Habitus JHS, vs Marfan Syndrome

Marfanoid JHS

  • Tall, slender ungainly person.
  • Arachnodactily and big feet.
  • Lumbar, hyper lordosis, and/or scoliosis.
  • Pectum Excavatum and/or prominent 12th rib.
  • Square shoulders.
  • Plus the characteristics of JHS.


Marfan Syndrome

Patient, with healthy mother and sibling

Patients with any of these two conditions can have marfanoid habitus, Marfan Syndrome being the most severe.  Patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) also have the special characteristics already described.

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