Joint Classification

  • Created by: bh42vb
  • Created on: 05-05-19 20:02
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  • Joints (by function)
    • Ampiarthroses - Slightly movable joints (cartilagenous joints)
      • Syndesmosis (Collagen fibres connect bones)
      • Symphysis (Bones separated by cartilage pad)
    • Diarthroses - Freely movable joints (synovial joints)
      • Wide range of movement
      • Bony surfaces covered by articular cartilage
      • Lubricated by synovial fluid
      • Enclosed with joint capsule
      • Accessory structures
    • Synarthroses - Immovable joints (fibrous joints)
      • Synchondrosis (epiphyseal plate)
      • Gomphosis (between teeth and jaw)
      • Sutures (between skull bones)
  • Gliding/Plane
    • Carpals
    • Tarsals
    • Synovial joints
      • Ball and Socket
        • Hip
      • Pivot
        • Neck
        • Radioulnar
      • Condyloid
        • Radiocarpal
        • Metacarpo-phalangeal

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