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Anatomy of a Joint

Anatomy of a Joint

Anatomy of the hip joint
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Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet. Most joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move. Joints consist of the following:

Illustration of types of joints
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What are the different types of joints?

There are many types of joints, including joints that do not move in adults, such as the suture joints in the skull. Joints that do not move are called fixed. Other joints may move a little, such as the vertebrae. Examples of mobile joints include the following:

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