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Letters Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

Dislocated jaw is common in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 22 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6056
  1. Farzad Borumandi, consultant oral maxillofacial surgeon
  1. Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Maxillofacial Unit, St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester PO19 6SE, UK
  1. farzad.borumandi{at}

Ghali and colleagues give an overview of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and their increasing public awareness owing to the growing number of EDS patient organisations.1

Joint hypermobility is the cardinal characteristic of EDS. Spontaneous dislocation of temporomandibular joints might be one of the first symptoms that patients with EDS present with. Patients with EDS are frequent attenders in …

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