double-jointed

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double-jointed

having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts
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Joint laxity (double-jointedness), however, is a condition with which many young adults, older adults--and consequently, piano teachers--must contend.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by double-jointedness, frequent joint dislocations, elastic skin that bruises and tears easily, poor wound healing, and some life-threatening complications such as risk of blood vessel rupture or even aortic dissection.
When Sarah saw the letter of referral she went online to look up the condition and read how other problems associated with it include hypermobile joints - or extreme double-jointedness - chronic pain, serious gum infections, heart-valve abnormalities and bone deformities.