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 function of a pivot joint is to allow the part of the body attached to the bone that articulates with the joint to rotate. The human body has several pivot joints. More »

Pivot joints work by allowing rotation around an axis. Pivot joints are able to work by consisting of several key elements, such as cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bursa. More »

The function of a pivot joint is to allow the part of the body attached to the bone that articulates with the joint to rotate. The human body has several pivot joints. More »

A saddle joint is a synovial joint that allows side-to-side and back-and-forth movement with small amounts of rotation. The most obvious example in the human body is the joint at the base of the thumb. More »

InnerBody describes the knee joint as a classic example of a synovial joint. The junction of the femur and tibia bones are enclosed in a joint capsule, lined with synovial tissue, encasing synovial fluid and two shock ab... More »

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Pivot joints work by allowing rotation around an axis. Pivot joints are able to work by consisting of several key elements, such as cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bursa. More »