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condyloid joint

condyloid joint: metacarpophalangeal joint
A condyloid joint: the metacarpophalangeal joint
A condyloid joint is a type of synovial joint in which two distinct convex surfaces articulate with two concave surfaces. The movements of flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction are possible together with a small amount of rotation. The metacarpophalangeal joints (knuckle joints) are good examples.

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