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hinge joint

  • n  a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
  • n  a joint allowing movement in one plane only
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  • Anatomy 101: The ankle
    The ankle is a hinge joint between the leg and foot. The two side-ways projections we refer to as the ankles are actually the terminal portions of the bones of the leg. The outward projecting prominence (lateral malleolus) is the end of the fibula bone while the inward projecting prominence (medial malleolus) and is the end of the tibia bone. If you feel your ankles, you’ll notice that the ...
    Dec. 3, 2013 - The Southern Illinoisan

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