Compression Garments on Hypermobility Type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (CGhEDS)


This study evaluates the effects of wearing a compression garment on the postural balance of patients with hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, in randomised controlled study.

Full Title of Study: “Compression Garments Effects on Postural Balance of Patients With Hypermobility Type of Ehlers-danlos Syndrome, a Prospective Study on 40 Patients”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: October 2018


  • Other: Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation during 4 weeks
  • Device: Compression Garment
    • Rehabilitation associated to wearing CG during 4 weeks

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • group1
    • hEDS treated with rehabilitation only
  • group 2
    • hEDS treated with rehabilitation associated to compression garments wearing

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Centre of pression speed
    • Time Frame: 4 weeks
    • a stability parameter on a force plate

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age ≥16 years
  • hEDS with the 2017 diagnostic criteria .
  • A normal neurological examination with no sensory disorders, no cerebellar syndrome or vestibular syndrome.
  • An optimal balanced analgesic treatment before inclusion
  • Patients who have not modified their physical treatment (physiotherapy) since 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Surgery of the lower limb (hip, knee or ankle)
  • Patient having already wear compression garments in the year preceding.
  • Neurological history of sensory , vestibular or cerebellar disorders.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 16 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Hôpital Raymond Poincaré
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • BENISTAN Karelle, Dr, 0033147104440,

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