Each hammer consists of two portions articulated by a hinge joint.
It is connected with the humerus by a hinge joint at the elbow.
The hinge joint thus formed allows the head to nod forward, while ligaments prevent it from moving too far.
The lower end of the bone is grooved to help form a hinge joint at the elbow with the bones of the forearm (Fig. 27).
It articulates with the lower end of the thigh bone, forming with it a hinge joint.
Pagiopoda: Heteroptera, in which the posterior coxae are not globose and the articulation is a hinge joint: see trochalopoda.
hinge joint n.
A uniaxial joint in which a broad, transversely cylindrical convexity on one bone fits into a corresponding concavity on the other, allowing motion in one plane only, as in the elbow. Also called ginglymoid joint.