How Many Joints Are In The Human Body?


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Charlie Proofer Profile
Charlie Proofer answered
A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact. They are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support. As of yet, there is no definitive answer to your question but it is thought that there are around 360 joints in the human body.

Joints are mainly classified structurally and functionally. Structural classification is determined by how the bones connect to each other, while functional classification is determined by the degree of movement between the articulating bones. In practice, there is significant overlap between the two types of classifications.

The types of structural classification are: Fibrous joints which are joints joined by dense irregular connective tissue that is rich in collagen fibers.  Cartilaginous joints which are joints joined by cartilage. And finally synovial joint, which are joints not directly joined to the bones and have a synovial cavity and are united by the dense irregular connective tissue that forms the articular capsule that is normally associated with accessory ligaments. Synovial joints can then be split into several different types of joints.

There are seven different types of synovial joints in the human body. Gliding joints only allow a gliding movement such as the carpals of the wrist. Hinge joints work like a hinge on a door and allow flexion and extension such as at the knee and elbow. While a pivot joint allows the rotation of one bone about another such as the Atlanto-axial joint. A condyloid joint is where two bones fix together, one is concave and one is convex and allows flexion, extension, abduction and adduction, an example of which can be seen in the wrist joints. Saddle joints, which resemble the shape of a saddle, allow the same movement as a condyloid joint and can be found in joint of the thumb. The joints which allow the largest range of movement are called the ball and socket joints and can be found in the hip and the shoulder. The final types of synovial joint are the compound joints which makes up both the saddle and condylar joints that form the knee joint.

Functional classification can be broken down into three types of joints also: Synarthrosis which permits little or no mobility. Most synarthrosis joints are fibrous joints. Amphiarthrosis is next which permits slight mobility. Most amphiarthrosis joints are cartilaginous joints. Diarthrosis which allow a variety of movements. All diarthrosis joints are synovial joints.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There r 360 joins in human body
Katie Harry Profile
Katie Harry answered
Two bones in our body meet to form a joint. Joints make our body flexible and to make movements. There are many different kinds of joints located in different parts of the body and responsible for different actions. These joints are Saddle joint, Pivot joint, Hinge joint, Fixed joint,  Ellipsoidal joint, Ball and socket joint, Gliding joint, slightly movable joint and Spine joints. The total number of joints is 360.
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Anonymous answered
Dear Roy and Muslim imams, Abu Dawood, Ahmad and others from Buraydah may Allaah be pleased with him, he said: I heard the Messenger of Allah and peace be upon him says: "In three hundred and sixty human detail, he should give charity for every detail, including a charity"
Mahmoud Khatab Profile
Mahmoud Khatab answered
360 and amazingly the prophet Mohamed "Muslim's prophet"  mentioned the number of joints in human body 1400 yrs ago, how could he know that??? ... This proves that he is a prophet and he receives information from Allah, Excuse me I know I'm not fluent in English but I think you can understand what I wrote..... I'm proud to be Muslim
Lily James Profile
Lily James answered

A joint is the part of the body where two or more bones meet. It is constructed in such a way that it allows movement of the bones as well as provides mechanical support.

There are 360 joints in the human body. They are present in different parts of the body. Their distribution is as follows:
Skull joints: 86

Throat joints: 6
Thorax joints: 66
Spine and Pelvis joints: 76
Upper limbs: 32 x 2 = 64

Lower limbs: 31 x 2= 62

thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
Lily What is your reference for this piece of information? Text book, website?

Anonymous commented
Oh my God, I had goose bumps after I read that there are 360 joints as Although, I am a blind believer of Islam but Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) mentioned in one of his sayings 1400 years ago that there are 360 joints in human body.
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Anonymous answered
I think there are 230 joints in our body, and 22 types of joints in our body ( it was mentioned in my text book)
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15.There are 230 joints in the human body.  
the islam scholars just trying to get Mohamed right as his holy talk said 360 but absolutely he was wrong

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