In this gliding movement anatomy quiz, you can test your knowledge of this body movement term. Healthcare professionals such as nurses use body movement terms to assess patients, document, and communicate with other healthcare professionals.
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1. Which statement best describes the gliding movement in anatomy?
a. A decrease in the angle between two structures
b. An increase in the angle between two structures
c. The movement created when the surfaces of bones slide over one another in a linear direction
d. A circular movement at the distal end of a structure
The answer is c. Gliding is the movement of bones moving past each other in a linear direction.
2. Gliding can occur at the carpals of the hand and tarsals of the foot.
The answer is a, true. The wrist joint and the tarsals of the foot are two common examples of the gliding movement.
3. Gliding occurs at what type of joint?
a. Pivot joint
b. Ball-and-socket joint
c. Saddle joint
d. Plane joint
The answer is d, plane joint, also called a planar joint. This type of joint allows bones to glide over one another.
4. Which of the following does not allow gliding movement at a plane joint?
a. Acromioclavicular joint
b. Elbow joint
c. Sternocostal joints of ribs 2-7
d. Sacroiliac joint of pelvis
The answer is b, elbow joint. The joint at the elbow is a hinge joint, which does not allow the gliding movement of a plane joint.
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