|Hinge||allows extension and
retraction of an appendage. (Elbow, Knee)
|Ball and Socket||allows for radial
movement in almost any direction. They
are found in the hips and shoulders.
|Gliding|| bones slide past
each other. Mid-carpal and mid-tarsal
joints are gliding joints. (Hands, Feet)
|Saddle||This type of joint occurs when the
touching surfaces of two bones have both
concave and convex regions with the shapes of
the two bones complementing one other and
allowing a wide range of movement. (Thumb)
|Pivot||Rotational movement, the rounded bone moves around its own axis (1st and 2nd vertebra of neck)|
|Condyloid||This permits movement in two planes, allowing flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, and circumduction.
(Between metacarpal and phalanges)