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.
It had basically only one degree of freedom through the hinge joint which provided rotation in the sagittal plane and allowed the knee to be flexed to different flexion angles.