Slightly movable joints are also known as cartilaginous joints or amphiarthrosis joints. These types of joints are formed by bones that are connected by cartilage. The joints are only slightly movable and cannot rotate o... More »

The skull is composed of distinct bony plates that come together at joints called sutures that allow little or no movement, especially in adults. The joints between teeth and their sockets, called gomphoses, also allow v... More »

An example of a pivot joint in the human skeletal system is the rotation of the atlas around the axis. The uppermost cervical vertebra of the spine, the atlas sits on top of the axis and forms the joint that enables the ... More »

The skull is composed of distinct bony plates that come together at joints called sutures that allow little or no movement, especially in adults. The joints between teeth and their sockets, called gomphoses, also allow v... More »

The wrist is one of the most complex joints in the body, comprised of multiple small bones and joints and capable of multiple degrees of freedom, according to eOrthopod. The anatomy of the wrist is complicated because it... More »

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The skeletal system consists of 206 bones and their associated tissues, including the cartilage, ligaments, tendons and joints. Its functions are supporting the body and protecting the vital organs. It also serves as anc... More »

There are three primary classifications of joints, only two of which are movable: fibrous (immovable), cartilagenous (slightly movable) and synovial (freely movable). However, there are several subcategories of movable j... More »