How many joints are there in a human skull?
Points of contact between bones or between bones and cartilages are called joints.
Joints act as fulcrum used to carry out movement by force generated through muscles.
There are three main types of joints
Bones fuse end to end with the help of dense fibrous connective tissues.
Bones are joined together with the help of cartilages.
Bones are not joined together directly, but fluid-filled synovial cavity is present between articulating surfaces of two bones.
Do not allow any movement
Permit limited movement
Show maximum movement
Example − Skull bones fuse end to end with the help of dense fibrous connective tissues called sutures to form cranium.
Example − Joints between adjacent vertebrae
Example − Ball and socket joint
There are total 206 bones and 340 joints in a human body.