Skeletal System . Joints. What are joints? . A place in the body where two bones come together is called a joint . There are two types of joints; immovable and moveable .
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A place in the body where two bones come together is called a joint.
There are two types of joints; immovable and moveable.
Moveable joints allow the body to make a wide range of movements, whereas immovable joints allow little to no movement at all.
Ball and socket joints allow the greatest range of motion.
This joint allows you to move in a 360 degree range of motion
Examples – shoulder and hip
A pivot joint allows one bone to rotate around another.
Examples – The joint at the top of your neck
The hinge joint allows extensive forward or backward motion, like a hinge of a door.
Examples – knee joint, elbow joint
A gliding joint allows one bone to slide over another.
You are able to bend and flex as well as make limited side-to-side motions.
Examples – wrist or ankle