- Small amplitude motions between bone surfaces at a joint. The arthrokinematic motions are roll, glide (slide or translation), spin, compression and distraction (traction). Arthrokinematic motions accompany osteokinematic motions to maintain joint congruence.
- Example, arthrokinematic motion of the talus includes posterior glide on the tibia during ankle dorsiflexion.
Synonyms include: arthrokinematics, passive accessory motion, joint play and component motion