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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Studies on the stress performance and failure mode of shallow hinge joint structures under vehicle load are scarce in China.
Again, since the anatomical ankle joint is not an ideal hinge joint [26], the rigid fixation of the foot and shank may result in discomfort and even injury risk.
The experimental researches carried out proved the hinge joint of semi-frames to be overloaded.
Figure 6 shows a planar location plot from three days of monitoring the steel-reinforced concrete hinge joint. The numbered circles represent sensor positions whilst a dashed line shows the hinge position.
"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.
* Your knee is a HINGE joint. It moves like a hinge on a door -- back and forth, but it won't go in circles.
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.
The universal joint (Figure 1(e)) permits flexion and extension (permitted by thrust bearings allowing pivot rotation relative to the cardholder) of lower limbs between 0[degrees] and 180[degrees], as well as abduction and adduction (permitted by hinge joint) between 0[degrees] and 90[degrees].
* The "hinge joint," with which everyone is familiar.