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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The gliding joints of the mid-foot, Sinkoe explains, cannot be forced to bend like the hinge joints of the toes, and bending a foot like that can damage ligaments or cause tiny bone pieces to break off.
Gliding joints allow the bony plates to slide past one another.
Not entering with long needles for burning, not even with arthrodia, gliding joints in tarsal articulations.