Medical Dictionary

saddle joint

noun

Definition of SADDLE JOINT

:  a joint (as the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb) with saddle-shaped articular surfaces that are convex in one direction and concave in another and that permit movements in all directions except axial rotation

Illustration of SADDLE JOINT

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