Structural Classification of Synovial Joints

  1. Ball and Socket
    • spheroidal
    • found when a spherical head fits into a concave socket
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  2. Condylar
    • ellipsoidal
    • Formed when a convex oval surface fits into an elliptical concavity

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  3. Hinge
    • ginglymus
    • Formed when a convex surface fits into a concave surface and allows movement along only a single plane

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  4. Pivot
    • trochoid
    • Formed when a round surface fits into a ring formed by a ligament and a depression in another bone


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  5. Gliding
    • planar
    • Formed when two flat surfaces come together


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  6. Saddle
    • sellar
    • Formed when bones having both concave and convex surfaces come together such that the concave surfaces are at right angles to each other

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  7. What types of movement classification are synovial joints?
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Structural Classification of Synovial Joints
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