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Briefly explain why the elbow is a more stable hinge joint than the knee.
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Both the elbow and knee are hinge joints. The articular capsule of the elbow encloses both of the articulations between the humerus, ulna, and radius. The articulating surfaces of the humeroulnar joint fit together snugly, further stabilizing the joint and reducing its mobility. In addition to flexion and extension, the knee can also perform some degree of rotation and lateral gliding when flexed. There is a tradeoff of stability that comes with a greater amount of mobility, as seen in the knee joint. The knee joint also lacks a continuous articular capsule that could have provided increased stability to the joint.
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