movable joint mov·a·ble joint (mōō'və-bəl)
A joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage and in which some degree of free movement is possible. Also called diarthrodial joint, diarthrosis, synarthrosis, synovial joint.
A joint, either a synchondrosis or a symphysis, in which the apposed bony surfaces are united by cartilage. Also called amphiarthrosis, cartilaginous joint, synarthrodial joint, synarthrosis.
A movable joint is secured by one flat-headed nail which acts as a pivot, on which one or more of the parts turn.
An attempt should be made by arthroplasty to secure a movable joint at least on one side.
A stiff shoulder or elbow may be converted into a useful, movable joint by excision of the articular ends of the bones.
Most of them have a great casque on the head with a shield at the neck and a movable joint connecting the two.
The word “pin” is technically restricted to mean a cylindrical pin in a movable joint.
In the knee, excision is rarely necessary; but in the elbow it may be called for to obtain a movable joint.