What Is Hypermobility Syndrome?

By james
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2. Ligaments

As mentioned, many of our joints are held together with the help of ligaments. These act as a type of biological rope that ties one body part to another. While helping to keep the joints held firmly together, they also allow us the flexibility we need in order to move our joints.

The ligaments still need to be made from strong materials, however, because they will need to be able to withstand a lot of force. They are given their strength thanks partly to collagen, which is a type of protein. If there was an abnormality with this protein, then the ligaments may not be as strong as they should be.

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