Table 7: The Beighton score for assessing generalized JHM.

SignYesNo

Passive apposition of the right thumb to the flexor aspect of the forearm10
Passive apposition of the left thumb to the flexor aspect of the forearm10
Passive dorsiflexion of the right V finger beyond 90 degrees10
Passive dorsiflexion of the left V finger beyond 90 degrees10
Hyperextension of the right elbow beyond 190 degrees10
Hyperextension of the left elbow beyond 190 degrees10
Hyperextension of the right knee beyond 190 degrees10
Hyperextension of the left knee beyond 190 degrees10
Forward flexion of the trunk with the knees extended and the palms resting flat on the floor10

Adapted from [10].
Note: the Beighton score ranges from 0 to 9. Generalized joint hypermobility is fixed for a total score of 5/9 or above for the Villefranche criteria and 4/9 or above for the Brighton criteria. Unstandardized modifications for specific population subgroups, such as children (increasing by 1 point these limits) and males (reducing by 1 point these limits), are reasonable. For noncollaborative subjects, a modified Beighton score lacking the spinal bending maneuver and a maximum score of 8 may be applied.