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Internet resources relating to orthopaedic manifestations of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome PatientPlus

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare inherited condition with disruption of the integrity of structural proteins in skin, ligaments, cartilage and blood vessels leading to fragility of connective tissues. There are seven types of EDS based on different gene mutations affecting the structure or assembly of different collagens. All share common...
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1994 Spinal deformity in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/76-B/5/773

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1994 Sep;76(5):773-7. Spinal deformity in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Five patients treated by spinal fusion.McMaster MJ. Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland. Five patients with classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome developed severe spinal deformities. Two were shown to have type-VI collagen abnormalities. Three had a double structural scoliosis of the...
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Facts about this hereditary disease which may affect the joints, including symptoms and treatment.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of hereditary disorders that affects mainly the skin and joints, but other organs as well. EDS results in weakness and/or excessive flexibility of the connective tissues of the body. People with... Expert
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a collection of heritable disorders of connective tissue (HDCT), with wide-ranging effects caused by defects in collagen production or synthesis.
EDS affects all cells in the body, with pronounced effects in ligaments, joints, blood vessels, internal organs and skin. It can affect each type of tissue differently, creating unusual qualities such stretchiness in some...
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Doctors Doctor

Location: http://www.thedoctorsdoctor.com/diseases/ehlers-danlos_syndrome.htm

This is a group of rare inheritable diseases all characterized by defects in collagen synthesis or structure. There are at least 14 genetically distinct forms of the disease with all patterns of inheritance.
Sections in this page include Classification Epidemiology Disease Associations Pathogenesis Laboratory/Radiologic/ Other Diagnostic Testing ...
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome eMedicine Dermatology

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1114004-overview

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is the name given to a group of more than 10 different inherited disorders; all involve a genetic defect in collagen and connective-tissue synthesis and structure. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can affect the skin, joints, and blood vessels. This syndrome is clinically heterogeneous; the underlying collagen abnormality is different for...
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome eMedicine Pediatrics

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/943567-overview

The Ehlers-Danlos family of disorders is a group of related conditions that share a common decrease in the tensile strength and integrity of the skin, joints, and other connective tissues.
Robert D Steiner, MD 2009
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Medscape

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of genetic connective tissue disorders that affects approximately 1 in 5,000 live births, including males and females of all racial and ethnic groups. The main characteristics of EDS are skin hyperextensibility, tissue fragility, and joint hypermobility. Diagnosis of EDS is often difficult due to...
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome POSNA Study Guide

Location: http://www.posna.org/education/StudyGuide/ehlersDanlosSyndrome.asp

Objectives
1. Describe the major clinical features of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
2. Discuss the orthopaedic problems associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
3. Discuss the genetics of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
4. Discuss the factors underlying a high complication rate for bone and joint surgery in patients...
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Wheeless

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autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hyperextensibility of "cigarette paper" skin joint hypermobility and dislocation, soft tissue/bony fragility, and soft tissue calcification; - joint effusions and arthralgias are common, and children are often misdiagnosed with forms of arthritis
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The differential diagnosis of children with joint hypermobility

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The differential diagnosis of children with joint hypermobility: a review of the literature Louise J Tofts , Elizabeth J Elliott , Craig Munns , Verity Pacey and David O Sillence Pediatric Rheumatology 2009, 7:1 (full test available)
There are inconsistencies in the literature on joint hypermobility and how it relates to...
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