gliding joint


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Related to gliding joint: saddle joint, pivot joint, Condyloid joint
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Noun1.gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motionsgliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
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Gliding joints allow the bony plates to slide past one another.
They run the risk of the gliding joints of the mid-foot trying to hinge like the ankle joint and overstretching ligaments on top of the foot, which can expose them to tendonitis," says Sinkoe.
Not entering with long needles for burning, not even with arthrodia, gliding joints in tarsal articulations.