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Functional Joints and its Types

Table of Contents

  • Functional Joint
  • Types of Functional Joints
    • Fixed Joints
    • Partly Movable Joints
    • Fully Movable Joints
  • Summary
  • Did You Know?
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we learned about the Joints. In this segment, we will learn about the types of functional joints.

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    What is a Functional joint?

    Functional joints are a category of joints which are classified on the basis of different functions that they serve.

    What are the different types of joints?

    The functional joints are classified on the basis of the degree of movement. There are three types: fixed joints, partly movable joints, and fully movable joints.

    What are Fixed joints?

    The joints in the human body in which bones cannot move are called fixed joints. For example, Cranium.

    Cranium

    What are Partly movable joints?

    The joints in which the bones of the body move very little and that too occasionally are known as partly movable joints.

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