Types of synovial joints



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Activity 1: Look at each of the six joints labelled in the diagram.
Locate them on your own body and feel what happens when you make the joint work.
In which directions does each joint move?
Complete the table.
Check your answers on page 5 and check the diagram on page 7.

Several axes


Flexion & extension only

Gliding / sliding

Flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, circumduction

Rotation

Two different planes



  1. Atlantoaxial joint: _____________________________________________

  2. Hip joint: _____________________________________________

  3. Acromioclavicular joint: _____________________________________________

  4. Elbow joint: _____________________________________________

  5. Matacarpophalangeal joint: _____________________________________________

  6. Carpometacarpal joint: _____________________________________________





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