can you give me a specific example of a gliding joint

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trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A joint is where two or more bones make contact and are arranged in such a way that movement is possible. A plane or gliding joint is a synovial joint which only allows gliding movement. This is because the bones in a gliding joint slide past each other.These can be found in the wrists and ankles, for example. Gliding joints in the wrist only allow for sliding or gliding movements. The carpals are the cluster of bones in the wrist between the radius and ulna in the arm and the metacarpus. These bones allow the wrist to move and rotate vertically. And, in the ankle, the midtarsal joints are gliding joints.

demandy | Student

Thank you so much for your help.I am 41yrs old and doing study probably for the first time in my life. I have read similar information from a number of sources but they weren't quite 'sinking in' the way you have described the answer now gives me clear understanding.

I am now able to complete the final question of my first test paper on a home study course.

I am training to become a yoga teacher, i live in a remote area the far North of Scotland and though i do travel quite a distance to my yoga teacher those in my class cannot travel so you help in not only helping me but also a larger group

Thank you so very much again trophyhunter1

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