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Your thumb contains the only saddle joint in the entire body. How would your hand function differently if your thumb contained a pivot joint? What if it contained a ball and socket joint? Describe four consequences of having a different type of joint in the thumb.

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FlorineCrayton

Basically, your thumb is the only part of your body that has saddle joints. The bones in your saddles joint is responsible for moving back and forth, side to side. These joints are free enough to make any motion in your body. They are the only joints that can do 360 degrees and rotate with their own axis. But, because of its free-moving, it is prone to any dislocation compared to other movable joints.

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