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Hinge Joint: a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
Source: WordNet 2.1
Hinge Joint: A hinge joint is a type of movable joint that allows for movement of bones in a hinge-like motion in one plane. This includes flexion and extension. Hinge joints include the elbow and knee, which can also rotate to a limited extend. The hinge joint is a part of the skeletal system and is held together by ligaments, which stabilize it. Muscles that pass across a hinge joint also help to stabilize it. Hyaline (articular) cartilage coats and separates the ends of bones that form a hinge joint. Hinge joints also contain a joint capsule, synovial cavity, and synovial fluid.
Conditions that can afflict hinge joints include arthritis, torn cartilage, rheumatoid arthritis, dislocations, trauma, infection and inflammation.
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