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 i... More »

A joint's function is to bear weight, perform work and exhibit a particular range of motion during movement where two or more bones come together for the purpose of movement. A joint moves when the muscles crossing it co... More »

The function of a pivot joint is to allow the part of the body attached to the bone that articulates with the joint to rotate. The human body has several pivot joints. More »

The knuckles of the hand are a type of condyloid joint. This type of joint allows flexion and extension. They also allow a limited amount of lateral deviation. More »

The function of the skeletal muscles is to move the bodies bones in order to maintain position and create movement. The skeletal muscles need the bones of the body to pull against to so that the muscles contract or relax... More »

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The function of the latissimus dorsi muscle is to assist in movement of the arms. This muscle spreads across the mid to lower back and is known as one of the widest muscles in the human body. It is a thin muscle and is u... More »

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... More »