Muscle mass, muscle strength, functional performance,and physical impairment in women with the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Arthritis Care & Research , 05/21/2012
Rombaut L et al. – This study demonstrates severely reduced quantitative muscle function and impairment in physical function in patients with Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type (EDS–HT) compared to age– and sex–matched controls. The muscle weakness may be due to muscle dysfunction rather than reduced muscle mass. Whether muscle strengthand endurance can be improved by appropriate exercise programs needs evaluation in further studies.