hypermobility

noun hy·per·mo·bil·i·ty \ ˌhī-pər-mō-ˈbi-lə-tē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hypermobility

plural hypermobilities
: an increase in the range of movement of which a body part and especially a joint is capable
  • … don't continually try to pop your joints (i.e., crack your knuckles). This practice tends to create hypermobility and can lead to instability of the joint.
  • Yoga Journal
  • There is evidence that hypermobility—the loose joints that many musicians have—seems to prevent repetitive-motion injuries.
  • Industry Week

hypermobile

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbī-əl also -ˌbēl\ adjective
    • hypermobile joints
    • a hypermobile patient [=a patient with hypermobile joints]
    • But for me, retinal damage was a symptom of a connective-tissue disorder, characterized by hypermobile joints and the threat of auditory and visual loss.
    • —Richard Lane

First Known Use of hypermobility

1896


Medical Dictionary

hypermobility

noun hy·per·mo·bil·i·ty \ ˌhī-pər-mō-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of hypermobility

plural hypermobilities
: an increase in the range of movement of which a body part and especially a joint is capable
  • hypermobility of the left temporomandibular joint due to the looseness of the capsular ligaments
  • —W. B. Farrar

hypermobile

play \-ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbīl, -ˌbēl\ adjective

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