Give an example of gliding joint.

Answer:

A gliding joint (plane joint or planar joint ) is a common type of synovial joint built between bones that meet on flat or nearly flat articular surfaces. Gliding joints allow the bones to glide past each other in either direction along the joint plane up and down, right and left and diagonally. Slight rotations can also occur at these joints but are limited by the shape of the and the elasticity of the surrounding joint capsule.

Example: Zygapophyses of adjacent vertebrae, joint at the wrist, between the carpals, etc.

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