Background: Joint hyper mobility (JH) defines as ligamentous laxity, it is due to a primary genetic
disorder of connective tissue matrix proteins, Moreover, it is highly associations with the risk of soft
tissue injury, chronic widespread pain, and early degenerative disease.
The aim at the study to assess the frequency of hyper mobility syndromes in Sudanese ‘children, and
the knowledge of mother toward to the disease, morbidity and importance of treatment else.
Methodology: This is, Hospital- based descriptive cross sectional study conducted at 4 hospital at
Khartoum state in Sudan at(November-2011/may-2012), randomly selection 100 children their age
between 3-13Y seen in the outpatient clinic or admitted to hospital namely above, receive the
questioner about general information about on child and mother’s, also clinical measurement by
Brighton criteria and Beighton score.
Results: Children had benignhyper mobile syndrome (BJHS) according to Beighton score 63%, while
56% of children according to Brighton criteria moreover, 45% of mother notice the BJHS while 9% of
mother consider about the symptoms.
Conclusion: Hyper mobility syndromes are common in Sudanese children while the poor knowledge
about this condition might lead to delay in diagnosis and application of treatment.
Author (s) Details
Rufida S. T. Kamal Eldeen
Department of Physiotherapy, Ahfad University for Women of Health Sciences, Omdurman, Sudan.
Fath El-Rahman El-Ahmed
Department of Pediatrics, El-Neelain University, Sudan.
Mohammad Diab Hussein
Department of Pediatrics, Dongola Police Hospital, Sudan.
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