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ball-and-socket joint




hip joint
Hip joint
A type of synovial joint that allows one part to rotate at almost any angle with respect to another. Ball-and-socket joints occur naturally, as in the human hip and shoulder joints, and are also used in machinery. Of all synovial or diarthrodial (fully moveable) joints in the body, ball-and-socket joints are the most mobile and allow movement in three planes.


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