Orthopaedic surgery in the Ehlers–Danlos syndromes is controversial and how much of a role it should play in their management is unclear. Conservative treatment such as physiotherapy is preferable, but if this fails then for some people joint stabilisation and nerve decompression procedures can provide relief.
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.