mortise joint


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Synonyms for mortise joint

a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus

a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other

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The main findings with this type of injury include one of the aforementioned mechanisms of injury, a globally decreased range of motion, minimal swelling, as well as toe-to-heel walking and possibly circumduction of the hip on the effected side in order to avoid dorsiflexion at the ankle mortise joint.
It has plenty of open shelf space to display prized possessions or crockery, with extra drawer space to keep less attractive bits and bobs or cutlery (if you were using this in a dining room) stored away, combining functionality with elegant styling while still displaying traditional ercol detailing such as dovetail tenon and mortise joints and bent wood arches.
Without the bottom panel, you would need diagonal cross-bracing which involves complicated mortise joints and angle cuts.
The rigidity of mortise joints in furniture constructions.