hinge joint


Definition of hinge joint

: a joint between bones (as at the elbow) that permits motion in only one plane

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Unlike a hinge joint that moves only (for the most part) forward and backward, like the knee, the shape of the ball-and-socket joint in the hip allows for flexion, extension, internal and external rotation, abduction, and adduction. SELF, "5 Lunges Everyone With Tight Hips Should Do," 22 Feb. 2019 But during the Loma Prieta quake the ground also shook laterally, creating stress the hinge joints could not withstand. Marwa Eltagouri, Washington Post, "The deadliest bridge collapses in U.S. history," 16 Mar. 2018 The metal hinge joints in some areas are showing signs of excess wear. Rick Anderson, latimes.com, "More than 160,000 non-native Atlantic salmon escaped into Washington waters in fish farm accident," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hinge joint

1802, in the meaning defined above

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hinge joint

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Medical Definition of hinge joint

: a joint between bones (as at the elbow or knee) that permits motion in only one plane especially : ginglymus

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