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Joints

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Where two bones meet or link, it is called a joint or an articulation. Joints can be classified according to their structure and by the types of movement they allow. The body has more than 300 different joints.
In the body there are three types of joints...
Moveable/Synovial joints – Moveable joints allow for maximum movement. Moveable or synovial joints are normally found in the limbs, as we use these parts more than anything. Ligaments help to provide the stability of the bones, also the muscles contract giving movement. Examples of synovial joints are the ball and socket joints, these are found in the shoulder and the hip joints , these joints are the most mobile joints in the body as they allow the arms and legs to move. All synovial
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These joints are normally found in the wrist. The bone surfaces that meet are almost flat and slide over each other. The tarsals in the foot and the carpals in the wrist move in this way.
Ball and socket joint – The ball and socket joint allows for the widest range of movement. Examples of these would be the shoulder joint which the ball end of the bone sits in a socket which allows the bones to move in a 360 degree angle.
Saddle joint – The saddle joint allows
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