Structural Classification of Synovial Joints
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Ball and Socket
- found when a spherical head fits into a concave socket
- Formed when a convex oval surface fits into an elliptical concavity
- Formed when a convex surface fits into a concave surface and allows movement along only a single plane
- Formed when a round surface fits into a ring formed by a ligament and a depression in another bone
- Formed when two flat surfaces come together
- Formed when bones having both concave and convex surfaces come together such that the concave surfaces are at right angles to each other
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