Joints, also known as articulations, are a form of connection between bones. They provide stability to the skeletal system as well as allowing for specialized movement.

Gross anatomy

Joints can be classified into three broad types according to the tissue that binds them. 

Structural types
Functional types

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rID: 42685
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Joint types

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  • Figure 1: classification of joints
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  • Cranial suture. I...
    Figure 2: fibrous joint
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  • Pubic symphysis. ...
    Figure 3: cartilaginous joint
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  • Synovial joint. I...
    Figure 4: synovial joint
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