Beighton score

The Beighton score is a popular screening technique for hypermobility. This is a nine – point scale and requires the performance of 5 maneuvers, four passive bilateral and one active unilateral performance. It was originally introduced for epidemiological studies involving the recognition of hypermobility in populations. Therefore, the scale was well suited, being easy and quick to perform in large numbers of people. The criteria of the Beighton score were the first used to recognize hypermobility, and this method has been in use for 30 years. It involves evaluation of only a few joints and does not include other involved systems