Ball And Socket

A ball and socket joint (also called a spheroid joint or spheroidal joint) is a synovial joint in which the rounded or spherical end of one bone fits into a cup-like depression of another bone. The distal bone is capable of motion around an indefinite number of axes, which have one common center. Examples include the hip and shoulder (glenohumeral joint)

Related Terms

  • synovial joint
  • hinge joint
  • pivot joint
  • condyloid joint
  • saddle joint
  • gliding joint


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  • spheroidal joint
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