JOINTS

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GLIDING JOINT

  • slight displacement

EXAMPLE

  • carpals
  • tarsals
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SADDLE JOINT

  • circumduction
  • flexion
  • abduction
  • adduction
  • extension

EXAMPLE

  • wrist
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ELYPSOID JOINT

  • circumduction
  • flexion
  • abduction
  • adduction
  • extension

EXAMPLE

  • bottle knuckle on hands
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HINGE JOINT

  • flexion
  • extension

EXAMPLE

  • knee
  • elbow
  • ankle
  • wrist
  • inter-plangeal joint (finger)
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BALL AND SOCKET

  • rotation (external and internal)
  • flexion
  • extension
  • abduction
  • adduction

EXAMPLE

  • hips
  • shoulders
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PIVOT JOINT

  • rotation

EXAMPLE

  • neck
  • radio-ulnar joint
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