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 »

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 »

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 »

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 compact bone is structural support, both for overall body structure and the protection of cancellous bone, which contains marrow. Mature compact bone is layered and very dense, with the mineral calcium ph... More »

The talus bone, which is one of seven tarsal bones, articulates with the tibia. The talus bone also articulates with the fibula. More »

BBC states that the only movable joint on the skull is part of the mandible, or the lower jaw bone. According to the University of Washington School of Medicine, the joint formed around the mandible is known as the tempo... More »