- West-Japanese Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology
- 整形外科と災害外科 (ISSN:00371033)
- vol.38, no.3, pp.1199-1201, 1990-03-25 (Released:2010-02-25)
In a selected group of 1 year to 70-year-old Japanese, 720 healthy subjects (380 males and 340 females) were investigated by examinating the joint hypermobility with the scoring system devised by Carter and Wilkinson.The following results were obtained. Joint hypermobility was greater in females than males. Joint hypermobility of upper limb was greater than that of the lower limb joint laxity decreased with age.