Types of Synovial Joints

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  1. Head of one bone fits into the cup of another. Ex- shoulder and hips
    Ball and socket
  2. Egg shaped knob at the end of one bone fits into the elliptical of another. Ex- Knuckle
    Candyloid
  3. Flat or slightly curved surfaces of bone that twist over one another. Ex- wrist
    Gliding
  4. The convex surface of the bone fits into the concave surface of another. Ex- Knee and Elbow
    Hinge
  5. A small projection pivots or rotates within the ring of another. Ex- between the atlas and axis of the neck
    Pivot
  6. 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
    Saddle

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Types of Synovial Joints
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2012-12-21 03:28:41
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