Hinge Joints in the Body: Definition, Movement & Examples


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When is a joint formed?

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1. Under what functional category are hinge joints classified?

2. What defines the range of free motion for a hinge joint?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are hinge joints? You can find out how much you know about them and review their movement thanks to the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to assess your understanding of:

  • Functional category that hinge joints are classified in
  • Where joints form
  • Parts connected by the elbow joint
  • Range of motion for a hinge joint

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on hinge joints
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the causes of hyperextension and rotational injuries of hinge joints
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about where joints form and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about these joints using the lesson, Hinge Joints in the Body: Definition, Movement & Examples. Objectives you can complete include:

  • Identify the role of joints
  • Determine how joints are classified
  • See how hinge joints vary