What movement does a saddle joint allow?

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What movement does a saddle joint allow?

Joints:

Most of the joints in our bodies are dedicated to our physical movements. These joints are called synovial joints and they are the places where bones meet but are not fused together. Tissue between the bones helps create smooth motion.

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Saddle joints allow for back and forth movement along two planes, such as forward and backward as well as side to side. Saddle joints are named for...

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The Six Types of Synovial Joints: Examples & Definition

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