Types of Synovial Joints

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gliding movements. two flat surfaces of 2 different bones glide against each other
ex: between your tarsals and carpals


one movement of flexion and extension
ex: elbow, knee interphalangeal joints


rounded bone going into a depression
flexion/ extension, abduction/adduction, no rotation
ex: knuckles


Rotation on the axis
ex: altas and axis
(neck) movement of side to side "no"


Carpometacarpal joint carpals of your wrist meets the 1st metacarpals.
ex: thumb touches other finger tips

Ball and Socket

Most flexible joints of your body and allows movement in all directions.
ex: Shoulders=pectoral girdles
Hips=Pelvic girdles