NCLEX : Joints

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Example Question #71 : Musculoskeletal System And Anatomy

__________ joints make up the majority of the joints of the human body.

Possible Answers:

Cartilaginous 

Fibrous

Synovial

Synarthrosis

Amphiarthrosis

Correct answer:

Synovial

Explanation:

The majority of joints of the human body are synovial joints. These joints are diarthrotic and include a synovial joint capsule that allows for greater freedom of movement. Examples include the fingers and the elbows, the knees, the temporomandibular joint, and the hips. 

Fibrous and cartilagenous joints, all of which are either synarthrotic or amphiarthrotic, are relatively less common.

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