A non-axial joint in which the articular surface is flat or only slightly curved. Theoretically, a plane joint allows slipping or gliding movements of one bone on another in all directions, including twisting. However, because such joints are bound tightly in a ligament, movement is limited (e.g. to back and forth, or sliding movements). See also intercarpal joint, sternoclavicular joint.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.