What joint movements occur in the sagittal plane?

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What joint movements occur in the sagittal plane?

Planes of Motion:

Movement in the body can occur in three different planes: sagittal, frontal, and transverse. The sagittal plane cuts the body into left and right halves, the frontal plane cuts the body into front and back halves, and the transverse plane cuts the body into top and bottom halves.

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Types of Joints & Joint Structures in the Body

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Chapter 8 / Lesson 14
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Joints allow you to walk, run, turn your head, and tie your shoes, among many other things. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of joints and about the motion allowed by each type.


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