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How Are Joints Classified in The Human Body?

By Chandan Sekhon - Medicine Student @ Peterhouse, Cambridge


A joint is defined as a part of the body where two or more bones articulate to allow movement. There are many different types of joint and their functions are different. Generally, the greater the degree of movement allowed by the joint, the greater the risk of injury to the joint.

Joints found in the body can be classified by the type of tissue connecting the bones involved in the formation of t