You know your head, shoulders, knees, and toes, but what are the other important body parts? Each large part of the body includes smaller body parts, which have different functions. Keep reading to learn body part names and basic functions of the parts of the body.
A hinge joint, also known as a ginglymus, is a joint in the bones of an animal or person that allows movement in one direction. Hinge joints include ankles, elbows, fingers, knees, and toes. These joints are formed when two or more bones meet and move along an axis to bend. Consider how our elbows bend when we lift a glass or how our fingers curl when we make a fist.