Human Anatomy and Physiology

Examples of synovial joints?

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01/02/2011

Types of Synovial Joint

Joint Type

Movement at joint

Examples

Structure

Hinge

Flexion/Extension

Elbow/Knee

Hinge joint

Pivot

Rotation of one bone around another

Top of the neck

(atlas and axis bones)

Pivot Joint

Ball and Socket

Flexion/Extension/Adduction/

Abduction/Internal & External Rotation

Shoulder/Hip

Ball and socket joint

Saddle

Flexion/Extension/Adduction/

Abduction/Circumduction

CMC joint of the thumb

Saddle joint

Condyloid

Flexion/Extension/Adduction/

Abduction/Circumduction

Wrist/MCP & MTP joints

Condyloid joint

Gliding

Gliding movements

Intercarpal joints

Gliding joint