Where are gliding joints?


Where are gliding joints?

Gliding Joints:

Gliding joints are some of the most difficult joints to explain. While they are still synovial joints, meaning that the bones of the joint are separated by cartilage and connective tissues to enable movement, there are numerous of bones involved in gliding joints and they do not fit snuggly together as in most joint.

Answer and Explanation:

Gliding joints are found in the wrists and the ankles of the body. They are composed of a number of small bones that sit next to each other and glide...

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The Six Types of Synovial Joints: Examples & Definition

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