Handbook of Genetic Counseling/Hyper-extensibility




  • Review a few things about medical history
  • Review a few things about family history
  • Physical exam
  • Make any testing recommendations
  • Answer any questions

Review medical historyEdit

Review family historyEdit

Physical examEdit

Psychosocial IssuesEdit

  • Issue of nothing being wrong…may have to deal with the possibility of something else being wrong than the original thought (glaucoma/nearsightedness/Stickler's)
  • Mom not recognizing the hyper-extensibility of herself/children/family.

Other possible counseling issuesEdit

  • Dominant inheritance (Stickler's syndrome, inheritance)
  • Recessive inheritance
  • Multifactorial inheritance


The information in this outline was last updated in 2000.