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What movement does a ball and socket joint allow?

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What movement does a ball and socket joint allow?

Types of Joints:

The synovial joints of the body are places where bones meet but are not rigidly connected so that they allow for movement. The six types of synovial joints are ball and socket, hinge, saddle, gliding or plane, pivot, and condyloid.

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Ball and socket joints allow for rotational movement, meaning that the moving part of the body can move in a circular motion. The two prominent ball...

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The Six Types of Synovial Joints: Examples & Definition

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Learn what a synovial joint is and see the structure, characteristics and types of synovial joints. Also see examples and learn about synovial joint movements.


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