Where do we have joints?

Anywhere in our body where two or more bones come together, we have a joint.

 

We have between 250-350 joints in the human body. Some of these joints are more obvious than others.

 

We all know where our knee, ankle and shoulder joints are, but did you know that there are around 30 joints in our hands, many joints in our feet and even joints in our skull?

 

Joints provide mechanical support as well as allowing movement in many cases.

The largest hinge joint in the body is the knee. It attaches the upper leg (femur) to the lower leg (tibia and fibula).

Our smallest joint is found between the bones in the middle ear.

 

A simile

 

   x ray side view of human kneedoor hinge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          The knee is like a door hinge.