Classification of joints

Classification of joints

• Synarthrosis: suture lines of the skull where adjoining cranial plates are separated by thin fibrous tissue.

• Amphiarthroses: adjacent bones are bound by flexible fibrocartilage that permits limited motion. Examples include the pubic symphysis, part of the sacroiliac joint, and intervertebral discs.

• Diarthroses (synovial joints): these are the most common and most mobile joints. All have a synovial lining. They are subclassified into ball and socket (hip), hinge (interphalangeal), saddle (first carpometacarpal), and plane (patellofemoral) joints.


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