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 »

A slightly movable joint, which is the point where bones connect, is a joint that allows for limited mobility. These types of joints are called amphiarthrotic joints and include the intervertebral disc. Fibrous connectiv... More »

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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 »

A human foot has many structures, including bones, joints, nerves, blood vessel, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It has three sections, the forefoot, the midfoot and the hindfoot. More »

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The interphalangeal joints are all hinge joints, or joints that involve the articulation of only two bones and that only move in a single plane. The interphalangeal joints, like other hinge joints in the body, are synovi... More »

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Fingers are longer than they are wide, have three hinge joints demarcated from the outside by bumpy wrinkles called knuckles, and have a horny sheath called a fingernail covering the top side of their tips. Fingers attac... More »

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