Table 2

The Beighton score for joint hypermobility

Joint mobilityUnilateralBilateral
Passive dorsiflexion of fifth finger beyond 90°12
Passive flexion of thumb to forearm12
Hyperextension of the elbow beyond 10°12
Hyperextension of the knee beyond 10°12
Forward flexion of the trunk with knees fully extended and palms resting on the floorPresent=1
  • EDS, Ehlers–Danlos syndrome.