Diagnosing hEDS

At this time, an hEDS diagnosis is made based on a clinical exam. A diagnosis can be made by any physician but is commonly made by a geneticist, who is able to genetically rule out other connective tissue diseases that may have overlapping phenotypes with hEDS.

The current clinical criteria checklist for hEDS can be found here. It is important that physicians look for the bigger picture and are aware that hEDS is not just hyper-mobility. Age, sex, injuries, and surgical history are all factors that can impact clinical assessment and should be taken into consideration.

Please know that although the Norris Lab is committed to hEDS research and making a difference for those with hEDS, we are not clinicians and are not able to see patients in the clinic or make an hEDS diagnosis.