Types of Synovial Joints
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Head of one bone fits into the cup of another. Ex- shoulder and hips
Ball and socket
Egg shaped knob at the end of one bone fits into the elliptical of another. Ex- Knuckle
Flat or slightly curved surfaces of bone that twist over one another. Ex- wrist
The convex surface of the bone fits into the concave surface of another. Ex- Knee and Elbow
A small projection pivots or rotates within the ring of another. Ex- between the atlas and axis of the neck
Saddle-shaped bone fit into the complimentary region of another bone. It permits back and forth and up and down movement. Ex- Base of thumbs
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