Condyloid Joint

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Condyloid joint

A condyloid joint, or an ellipsoid joint, is a type of synovial joint. It is defined as an articulation between the shallow depression of one bone and the rounded structure of another bone or bones. This type of joint is biaxial because it permits two axes of movement: flexion/extension and medial/lateral (abduction/adduction). An example is the metacarpophalangeal joints of the hand between the distal metacarpal and proximal phalanx, commonly known as the knuckle.[1]

List of Condyloid Joints

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References

  1. Juneja, Pallavi; Munjal, Akul; Hubbard, John B. (2022). "Anatomy, Joints". Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing. PMID 29939670. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)