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What is a simple synovial joint (diarthrosis)?

only one pair of articulating surfaces are observed

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What is a compound synovial joint (diarthrosis)?

more than two articulating surfaces are present in the same synovial joint

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What is a complex synovial joint (diarthrosis)?

within the simple joint or the compound joint, the articulating surfaces are seperated by an articular disc (intra-articular) or meniscus

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What are the classifications of synovial joints (diarthoses) based on type of movemnt?

nonamxail, uniaxail, biaxial and multiaxial synovial joints

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What movements are accomodated by nonaxial synovial joints?

translational movement, a plane or gliding movement

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What morphological classification of synovial joints is classified as nonaxial?

plane (diarthrosis arthrodial)

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What movements are accomodated by uniaxial joints?

a sinlge combination of movements relative to a single axis: flexion - extension or medial rotation - lateral rotation

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What morphological classifications of synovial joints would be classified as uniaxial?

hinge (diarthrosis ginglymus) and pivot (diarthrosis trochoid)

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Whatg movements are accomodated by biaxial synovial joints?

movementin two independent planes at right angles to each other: flexion - extension combined with abduction - adduction

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What morphological classifications of synovial joints would be classified as biaxial?

(diarthrosis) bicondylar, (diarthrosis) condylar, (diarthrosis) ellipsoidal and saddle (diarthrosis sellar)

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What morphological classifications of synovial joints would be classified as multiaxial?

ball and socket (diarthrosis enarthrosis), (diarthrosis spheroidal), (diarthrosis cotyloid) are all classifications given to the same type of joint

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What are examples of synovial hinge (diarthrosis ginglymus) joints?

humero-ulnar joint of the elbow and interphalangeal joints of fingers and toes

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Diarthrosis trochoid joints are commonly called _________ joints based on action

synovial pivot

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What are examples of synovial pivot (diarthrosis trochoid) joints?

median atlanto-axial joint and proximal radio-ulnar joint

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What is the shared morphological characteristic of diarthrosis trochoid joints?

an osseous pivot point and an osteo-ligamentous ring

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What are examples of diarthrosis condylar or diarthrosis bicondylar joints?

temperomandibular joint and femur-tibie joint of the knee

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What are examples of diarthrosis ellipsoidal joints?

radiocarpal joint of the wrist, metacarpo-phalangeal joints of the hand, metatarsal-phalangeal joints of the foot and the atlanto-occipital joint of the vertebral column

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Which synovial joint classifications are now often interchanged in textbooks?

ellipsoidal and condylar synovial joints

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What are examples of synovial saddle (diarthrosis sellar) joints?

carpometacarpal joint of the thumb, talocrual joint of the ankle and the calcaneocuboidal joint of the foot

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What are examples of diarthrosis cotyloid joints?

femur-acetabulum of the innominate articulation at the hip and the humerus-glenoid cavity of the scapula articulation at the shoulder