Types of joints found in the human body
Types of joints found in the human
: junction of two bones that permits movement.
Ribs and vertebrae = semi-mobile joints
: ribs: bones of the thoracic
cage. Vertebra: each of the bones of the spinal column. Semi-mobile
joints: very restricted flexibility.
Vertebrae = cartilaginous joints
: vertebra: each of the bones
of the spinal column. Cartilaginous joints: flexibility due to cartilage,
an elastic tissue.
Skull = immovable joints
: skull: bony case of the brain. Fixed
joints: joints that do not allow flexibility.
Elbow = hinged joint
: elbow: joint connecting the forearm to
the upper arm. Hinged joint: flexible in only one direction.
Hip = ball and socket joint
: hip: part on the side of the body,
between the waist and the top of the thigh. Ball and socket joint: flexibility
due to a domed bone that turns in a cavity of the same shape.