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The Beighton score is used to measure Hypermobility of Joints. Score one point for each thumb that will bend backwards to touch the forearm.

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome #EhlersDanlos #EDS

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome #EhlersDanlos #EDS

Keep calm! Ehlers Danlos Syndrome #EhlersDanlosSyndrome Awareness #EDS

It is critical to use the Brighton criteria for diagnosing Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Hypermobility Type (HEDS). The Beighton Score is only PART of the overall diagnostic criteria for HEDS. Remember the difference like this: Using BRIGHTON is a BRIGHT idea; relying on Beighton along will come back to bite you.

Hypermobility is one of the most typical symptoms of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. What does it mean to be hypermobile? This pic helps explain.

EDS / Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome awareness helps people keep an open mind so an effective differential diagnosis (DD) can be done. Click here to read about how a DD is done.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - need one of these for my car!