Joint laxity refers to the looseness of a joint. There is a normal range of motion and flexibility associated with each of our joints. Obviously, some people are more flexible than others. There is a degree of joint laxity that is considered abnormal, too.
Certain genetic mutations have been linked to abnormal joint laxity. Osteoarthritis also has been associated with joint laxity. In cases associated with osteoarthritis, is joint laxity a cause of osteoarthritis or a consequence? Learn more in Joint Laxity and Osteoarthritis.
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