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Plane joint

Synonym: Articulatio plana, Gliding joint, Athrodial Joint, Plane articulation
German: Ebenes Gelenk

1 Definition

The plane joint is a shape variant of a true joint, which posesses two plane articular surfaces, which can move freely against each other in a gliding movement.

2 Biomechanics

The plane joint owns a motion axis which is vertical to the articular surface to allow movements of rotation and several motion axises to enable movements of gliding and sliding in the plane of the articular surface (translation).

3 Examples

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Specialties: Anatomy

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