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Ball and Socket Joint

Descriptions of Ball and Socket Joint

Ball and Socket Joint: a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
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Summary Information: Ball and Socket Joint

Ball and Socket Joint: A ball and socket joint is a type of movable joint that allows for large degree of movement in many directions. A ball and socket joint includes a ball-shaped end of a bone that fits into a cup-shaped of concave shaped end of another bone or bones. Examples of a ball and socket joint include the shoulder joint and the hip joint. Ball and socket joints are a part of the skeletal system and are held together by ligaments, which stabilize the joints. Muscles that pass across ball and socket joints also help to stabilize them. Hyaline (articular) cartilage coats and separates the ends of bones that form ball and socket joints. Ball and socket joints also contain a joint capsule, synovial cavity, and synovial fluid.

Conditions that can afflict ball and socket joints include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dislocations, trauma, infection and inflammation.

Closely Related Organs: Ball and Socket Joint

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Ball and Socket Joint

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Other Names: Ball and Socket Joint

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Sub Parts: Ball and Socket Joint

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Ball and Socket Joint

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