Beighton Hypermobility Score

The Beighton score is a simple system to quantify joint laxity and hypermobility.

It uses a simple 9 point system, where the higher the score the higher the laxity.

The threshold for joint laxity in a young adult is ranges from 4-6. Thus a score above 6 indicates hypermobility, but not necessarily true BHJS (see below)

Joint Finding Points
left little (fifth) finger passive dorsiflexion beyond 90° 1
  passive dorsiflexion <= 90° 0
right little (fifth) finger passive dorsiflexion beyond 90° 1
  passive dorsiflexion <= 90° 0
left thumb passive dorsiflexion to the flexor aspect of the forearm 1
  cannot passively dorsiflex thumb to flexor aspect of the forearm 0
right thumb passive dorsiflexion to the flexor aspect of the forearm 1
  cannot passively dorsiflex thumb to flexor aspect of the forearm 0
left elbow hyperextends beyonds 10° 1
  extends <= 10 0
right elbow hyperextends beyonds 10° 1
  extends <= 10 0
left knee hyperextends beyonds 10° 1
  extends <= 10 0
right knee hyperextends beyonds 10° 1
  extends <= 10 0
forward flexion of trunk with knees full extended palms and hands can rest flat on the floor 1
  palms and hands cannot rest flat on the floor 0

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