A condyloid joint is the junction of two bones which allows movement and rotation in every direction except axial. It is also called an ellipsoid joint because the end of one bone is shaped like an ovoid head that fits into the other, which is shaped like an elliptical cavity.Continue Reading
Also sometimes called a modified ball and socket, the wrist and its wide range of motion are the most common example of a condyloid joint and its function. Joints in the hands called metacarpophalangeal joints, which are located between the metacarpal bones and the phalangeal bones, allow the fingers to be moved in a circular motion, wagged, and opened and closed in a fist. All of the body's condyloid, or ellypsoid, joints are types of joints in a larger group called synovial joints.
Synovial joints are the most abundant type of joint in the human body, allowing the most extensive range of movement of any type of joint. Common to all synovial joints is a layer of cartilage covering the moving parts, as well as a capsule filled with synovial fluid to cushion and lubricate the working parts as they rub together. There are six sub-types of synovial joint including condyloid joints.Learn more about Muscles
Deltoid muscles, situated in the shoulders, are responsible for the majority of arm movements, including arm abduction, arm flexion and medial rotation, and arm extension and lateral rotation. These movements involve the deltoids working with the rotator cuff muscles, supraspinatus, pectoralis major, infraspinatus, terres minor and terres major.Full Answer >
The gluteus maximus is the most important muscle in the extension and outward rotation of the hip joint. These muscles stabilize the hip joint and relieve the pressure of the femur, strengthening the structure of the leg overall. The two gluteus maximus muscles are also the largest and most powerful muscles in the human body.Full Answer >
Axial movement refers to an element of dance in which dancers stay anchored to one place by a single body part while using available space in any direction. Axial movements involve bending, stretching, twisting, swinging, gesturing, rising, rotating and spinning.Full Answer >
According to Sportsinjuryclinic.net, several muscles in the elbow joint are directly involved in the flexion and extension of the elbow. Two of the largest are the biceps brachii and the triceps brachii.Full Answer >