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Where are they?[edit]

If someone can provide a full diagram of a skeleton with the most notable joints (and their names) it would be great...


Articulation (anatomy) redirects here, but is not explained here. --Austrian 15:04, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Synovial Joints?[edit]

synovial joints redirects here, but there is a separate article for synovial joints. JohnJohn 01:51, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Knee joint is not a hinge - its a condyloid[edit]

The knee is a complex, compound, condyloid variety of a synovial joint which hovers. It actually comprises two separate joints.

As stated in Knee

This is also true according to my text book: Mosby's Essential Sciences for Theraputic Massage - Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology by Sandy Fritz

domspe 02:13, 26 March 2007 (UTC)


Synchondrosis redirects here, but synchondrosis is NOT a joint (diarthrosis), it's the opposite - synarthrosis - an imobile connection of two bones.

Edit- Hmm well I guess it's ok, thoguh my study literature says that joints are only diartroses and that imobile junctures aren't joints...

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by EerieNight (talkcontribs) 10:58, 16 May 2007 (UTC).

Number of joints in the body?[edit]

Anybody know the total number of joints in the human body?

There are 8 joints in your body. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:28, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

There are 14 in the hand alone, not counting the wrist. So, 8 is definitely wrong.-- (talk) 17:25, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I think s/he means there are 8 main joints —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:20, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

According to my information there are 360 joints in human body.can any doctor/orthopaedic can confirm this?

The number of joints in the human body depends on age and definition. For example, before puberty the hip bone still consist of three bones (i.e. ilium, pubis, ischium). The mandible (i.e. jawbone), on the other hand, consists of two bones fused together in a symphysis, a connection between two bones not regarded as a joint. An adult has over 200 bones, and about 300 joints where movements can occur (but, for example, in the sacroiliac joint movements only occurs in pregnant women). --Fama Clamosa (talk) 11:04, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

yes, there are 360 joints in human body what will be crystal clear to you if you go through the authentic medical web links like (home page (their home page ) (the above site clarifies the confusion also by providing the important information i.e; There are 86 skull joints, 6 throat joints, 66 thorax joints and 76 in your spine and pelvis. Also there are 32 in each upper limb and 31 in each lower limb. The skull is probably where a lot of the confusion lies, as even though the joints do not move very much, they do move to some degree — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:39, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Most of the above links do not work about 360 joints, and those who do work are not reliable sources. This is a contested subject because lately, some old islamic sources came to surface that there are 360 joints in a human body and so today there is a strong bias on the internet posting the number 360 for number of joints. Few years ago when I looked, the number of joints was less than 360, and so we need a reliable source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kmazzawi (talkcontribs) 14:50, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

According to this source (which I believe more reliable than the other links) I quote this answer:

In summary there is no definate answer to this question but the number is likely to be about 250-350.

Most of links are misled by some common Islamic conception of 360 joints which doesn't make sense.--Almuhammedi (talk) 20:18, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

How can you have 360 joints if you only have 206 bones? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Longinus876 (talkcontribs) 14:01, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Types of joint[edit]

Can anyone explatin about revolute joint with diagram? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:40, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Try the reference desk. WLU 04:05, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Articulation is also used in invertebrates[edit]

I have an issue with the redirect from articulation to joint, as this article is about vertebrate anatomy only, but e.g. in trilobites, insects or spiders, this concept is also being used. --Dwergenpaartje (talk) 11:57, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Anatomical subsection[edit]

The list of joints in this subsection does not mention intracranial joints, such are described in the article Cranial kinesis. The concept is not controversial, so it seems strange to me that intracranial joints are not on the list. There ought to be good sources on the subject available to whomever wishes to flesh out the subject with respect to Anatomical. On second thought, is this article about synovial joints only? If so, it ought to make that much clearer.--Quisqualis (talk) 23:16, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

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