The Hypermobility Type is the most prevalent form of EDS. Generalized joint hypermobility
is the dominant clinical manifestation of Hypermobility Type EDS. Recurring joint subluxations and dislocations are common occurences. Certain joints, such as the shoulder, patella and temporomandibular joint dislocate frequently. The skin involvement
and bruising tendencies
are present in Hypermobility Type, but they vary in severity.
Chronic joint and limb pain
is a common complaint among individuals with Hypermobility Type EDS despite normal skeletal x-rays. Musculoskeletal pain is early onset, chronic and may be debilitating. The anatomical distribution is wide and tender points can sometimes be elicted.