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Compare and contrast synarthrotic, amphiarthrotic, and diarthrotic joints detailing the...

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kbulen | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 22, 2012 at 2:25 AM via web

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Compare and contrast synarthrotic, amphiarthrotic, and diarthrotic joints detailing the type of movement and location of each.

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chickflik999 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted September 2, 2012 at 1:51 AM (Answer #1)

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Synarthrotic joints are joints that have little or no movement. An example of this type of joint would be the joints in the skull. As an infant grows, little movement occurs in these joints. When an individual has reached their adult size, these joints will no longer move.

An amphiarthrotic joint is a type of joint that allows slight movement. Examples of amphiarthrotic joints include the vertebrae and rib cage.

Diarthrotic joints may also be called synovial joints and are joints that allow full movement. Diarthrotic joints may be able to bend, extend, and roatate. Examples of diarthrotic joints include the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip.

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