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Why is the ball and socket shoulder joint important?

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
For function: If i understand the question correctly, the answer is that this type of joint allows a large range of motion, more so than a simple "hinge.".

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Last updated Oct 11, 2017

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