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Spinal Fusion Surgery Has No Added Risks for EDS Patients, Study Says

Spinal fusion surgery is not associated with additional complications for adults with Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) compared with other patients undergoing the surgery, according to a large-scale analysis of insurance database information. The most common reason for additional surgery in EDS patients five years after the initial spinal surgery…

Quality of Life, Social Interactions Affected by Hypermobility: Study

People with hypermobile joints participate less in social activities due to chronic pain, according to a recent study that compared patients with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) or hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) with those with classical and vascular forms of the disorder. “The results of the present study demonstrate that…

At-home Exercises May Help Shoulder Function in Hypermobile EDS

Evidence-based, at-home exercise programs may ease shoulder instability in women with hypermobile Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and those with hypermobile spectrum disorder (HSD), a small study suggests. Two six-month programs — one based on the latest hEDS/HSD research and another on shoulder instability research — led to comparable, clinically…

Genetic Testing May Identify New Gene Mutations in EDS: Study

A genetic testing technique called next-generation sequencing (NGS) may help unveil unrecognized disease-causing mutations linked with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and related disorders, a Polish study suggests. The study “Next-Generation Sequencing of Connective Tissue Genes in Patients with Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome” was published in Current Issues in Molecular…