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Which of the following is not a feature of ball and socket joint?

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It is not a synovial joint.
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It allows the greatest range of movement.
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C
The joints are held together by ligaments and tendons.
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D
It comprises a type of a membrane and is present within the capsule.
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Solution

The correct option is A It is not a synovial joint.
Features and Functions of Ball and Socket Joints
  1. It is a type of synovial joint.
  2. It allows the greatest range of movement.
  3. Here, the joints are held together by ligaments and tendons.
  4. In this type of joint, the head of the bone is fitted into a socket of another bone.
  5. The ball and socket joint comprises a type of a membrane and is present within the capsule.
  6. The presence of fluid within the capsule enables the parts of the joints to move against each other smoothly and freely. Therefore, it is also called the free movable joints.
  7. The ball and socket joint comprises a ball-shaped head, which is attached to a cup-shaped cavity.
  8. This type of synovial joint allows for a wider range of motion and also permits movements in all planes and rotational movement around the central axis.

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