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Definition of Principal joints of the body

Principal joints of the body: The principal joints of the human body include the following:

  • acromioclavicular
  • ankle (tibia-fibula and talus)
  • atlantoaxial
  • atlantooccipital
  • calcaneocuboid
  • carpometacarpal
  • elbow (humerus, radius, and ulna)
  • femur and tibia
  • hip bone and femur
  • intercarpal (proximal carpal, distal carpal, and the two rows of carpal bones with each other)
  • intermetacarpals
  • intermetatarsals
  • interphalangeal
  • intervertebral joints
  • knee (femur, tibia, and patella)
  • manubristernal
  • metacarpophalangeal
  • metatarsophalangeal
  • radioulnar
  • ribs, heads of
  • ribs, tubercles and necks of
  • sacrococcygeal
  • sacroiliac
  • shoulder (humerus and scapula)
  • sternoclavicular
  • sternocostal
  • subtalar
  • symphysis pubis
  • talus and calcaneus
  • talus and navicular
  • tarsometatarsal
  • temporomandibular
  • tibiofibular
  • ulnohumeral
  • wrist (radius, ulna, and carpals)
  • Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
    Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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