Bitesize study: Classification of joints

There are three types of joint. They are classified according to their degree of movement.

Fibrous joints are immovable with interlocking bones, e.g the plates in the skull. Cartilaginous joints are slightly moveable bones connected by ligaments, e.g the vertebrae Synovial joints are freely moveable. They are the most common type of joint found in the body, e.g hip, knee, shoulder, wrist and elbow. Active IQ, Level 2 certificate in fitness instruction, anatomy and physiology for exercise, joints in the skeleton (2014) To asses your learning try this link HERE.

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