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Joint Actions

Types of Synovial joints

Hinge joint Movement in one plane only. Flexion, extension. jaw, knee, elbow
Condyloid joint Movement in 2 planes. Flexion, extension, abduction, adduction. wrist, ankle
Ball and socket Movement in 3 planes. Flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, horizontal abduction/adduction, rotation. hip, shoulder
Sliding joint Motion is sliding rather than rotation about an axis. wrist bones
Saddle joint Movement in 2 planes of motion, one bone is positioned in articular surface of the other. thumb joint
Pivot joint turning movement around the long central axis of the segment. radio-ulnar joint (wrist pivot)
Created by: LisaSceviour