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Synovial joints are joints with bone ends that are enclosed in a capsule containing synovial fluid, according to the TRB Chemedica. The ends of the bones are composed of a smooth layer of a tough, rubbery substance calle... More »

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The plane, or gliding, type of synovial joint provides the least amount of movement, says Springfield Technical Community College. This type of joint is found between the vertebrae, the carpal bones in the hand and the t... More »

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A synovial sarcoma is a rare cancer and a high-grade tumor, according to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. It is a soft-tissue sarcoma that may be classified into subtypes based on appearance or the specific gene mut... More »

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Arthritis expert Carol Eustice from About.com explains that moderate joint effusion, or swollen joints, occurs when an abnormal accumulation of fluid in or around a joint causes the joint to swell. This affliction typica... More »

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine refers to a capsular pattern, when addressing an injury or pain, as inflammation or arthritis found only in the fibrous capsule of the joint. More »

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Some examples of a gliding joint are the joints located in the wrists, ankles and spine. Gliding joints, also called plane joints, connect two bone plates that glide past or against each other to facilitate movement. A h... More »

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The talocrural joint is another name for one of the joints in the human ankle, and movement of this joint is called talocrural movement. This particular joint, which is one of the three joints in the ankle, is capable of... More »

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