Some rare types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes have severe musculoskeletal implications, such as kyphoscoliotic EDS with marked curvature and twisting of the spine and early osteoporosis. In the more common hypermobile EDS, joint problems include pain, dislocations, mild scoliosis and kyphosis, instability of the craniocervical junction at the top of the spine, Chiari 1 malformation, and a susceptibility to osteoarthritis.
Orthopaedic surgery in hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility spectrum disorders
Mr Aresh Hashemi-Nejad, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Mr Ivor Vanhegan, Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
A look at the pros and cons of opting for orthopaedic surgery if you have hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or a hypermobility spectrum disorder, and a discussion of the special measures that need to be taken.
Footcare in hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Professor Anthony Redmond, Head of Clinical Biomechanics and Physical Medicine & Dr Heidi Siddle, Associate Professor and NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Foot problems that might occur with EDS and how to deal with them.
Managing dislocations and subluxations in hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility spectrum disorders
Jason Parry, Extended Scope Physiotherapist / Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, University College London Hospital and The Hypermobility Unit, Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, London
Why people with hEDS and HSD are prone to dislocations, and what to do if this happens to you.