Types of Joints Diagram
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Types of Joints
BALL AND SOCKET JOINT
A plain joint allows bones to slide past each other. Midcarpal and midtarsal joints are plain joints.
A pivot joint allows rotation around an axis. Pivot joints are found in the neck and forearm.
A condyloid joint is similar to ball and socket but with less movement. The wrist is a condyloid joint.
A hinge joint allows extension and retraction of an appendage. Hinge joints are found in the knees, elbows, fingers, and toes.
A ball and socket joint allows for radial movement in almost any direction. Ball and socket joints are found in the shoulders and hips.
A saddle joint allows movement back and fourth and up and down. The only saddle joint in a human body is the thumb.
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