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Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome Benign hypermobility joint syndrome (BHJS) is a hereditary disorder of the connective tissues (ligaments) that results in joints becoming loose throughout the body (hypermobility). Although some degree of hypermobility in children is normal, individuals with BHJS may have persistent laxity (loose ligaments), …

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Below-Knee Amputation

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Below-Knee Amputation Lower-limb amputation is a surgical procedure performed to remove a limb that has been damaged due to trauma or disease. Below-knee or “trans-tibial” amputation comprises 23% of lower-limb amputations. Amputation is possible in any age group, but the prevalence is highest among people aged …

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Bell Palsy

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Bell Palsy There are several causes of facial paralysis, such as tumors of the facial nerve or tumors of the base of the brain, trauma, or a congenital condition (a condition that you’re born with). Bell palsy usually begins with a sudden weakness on one side …

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