Condyloid Joint

A condyloid joint (also called condylar, bicondylar, ellipsoid, or ellipsoidal) is an ovoid articular surface, or condyle, that is received into an elliptical cavity.  These joints permit movement in two planes.  Examples include the knee, metacarpophalangeal joints and metatarsophalangeal joints.

Related Terms

  • Joint capsule
  • Articular cartilage
  • Meniscus
  • Synovial fluid


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