Table 2

The nine-point Beighton hypermobility score[2,8]
The ability to: Right Left
1. Passively dorsiflex the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint to ≥ 90° 1 1
2. Passively oppose the thumb to the volar aspect of the forearm 1 1
3. Passively hyperextend the elbow to ≥ 10° 1 1
4. Passively hyperextend the knee to ≥ 10°s 1 1
5. Actively place hands flat on the floor without bending the knees 1
Total    9 points

One point may be gained for each side for manoeuvres 1–4 so that the hypermobility score will have a maximum of nine points if all are positive.

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Jelsma et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:35   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-35

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