Gliding movement | definition of gliding movement by Medical dictionary
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Movement of one surface over another without angular or rotatory movement, as well. This type of movement occurs in the temporomandibular joint after opening when the condyles and disks move forward, as in protrusion of the jaw.
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Spaces observed between the tendon and the peritendinous structures were indicative of loosening of adhesions and presence of gliding movement
Although the authors state that the ability to quantify rolling and gliding movements
may help in identifying levels of functional ability in subjects, the authors did not examine the relationship between these variables in the current study.
The synovial-like orientation of the fibroblast-like synoviocytes may remain as long as the gliding movement
of the foreign material keeps the potential space open.