hinge joint


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hinge joint

[′hinj ‚jȯint]
(anatomy)

hinge joint

Any joint which permits action similar to a hinge and in which there is no appreciable separation of adjacent members.
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In this case, the loading of the hinge joint by the torsion and bending moments varies as it is shown in Fig.
Roland Pritchard was one of the first surgeons to recognize the value of a loose hinge joint with a polyethylene bushing.
Figure 6 shows a planar location plot from three days of monitoring the steel-reinforced concrete hinge joint.
According to the AAOS, the knee is considered a hinge joint because of its ability to bend and straighten like a hinged door.
The vet confirmed that he's strained the hinge joint on his off-hind hock, though it's not a serious problem and should clear up in a week or so.
The naturally developed hinge joint at the crown would then be replaced by an engineered joint that would allow rotational movement while preventing further cracking at the concrete faces.
The knee is constructed as a simple hinge joint, which provides strength but leaves this weight-bearing joint vulnerable to side injuries such as those incurred by football players or other athletes.
It is the failure of the hinge joint located between the toes and the ball of the foot to flex at exactly the right moment during a step.