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What are the types of joints in the hand?

The joints of the hand and wrist include hinge, gliding, condyloid and saddle joints. A hinge joint allows movement back and forth. In a gliding joint, the two surfaces of the bones are nearly flat. In a condyloid joint, an ovoid surface is received into an elliptical cavity.

Likewise, people ask, what are the joints of the hand?

Each of the fingers has three joints:
  • metacarpophalangeal joint (MCP) – the joint at the base of the finger.
  • proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) – the joint in the middle of the finger.
  • distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) – the joint closest to the fingertip.

What joints are in the hands and wrists?

An inside look at the structure of the hand and wrist.
  • metacarpophalangeal joint (MCP) – the joint at the base of the finger.
  • proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) – the joint in the middle of the finger.
  • distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) – the joint closest to the fingertip.

How many joints are in the human hand?

The skeleton of the human hand consists of 27 bones: the eight short carpal bones of the wrist are organized into a proximal row (scaphoid, lunate, triquetral and pisiform) which articulates with the bones of the forearm, and a distal row (trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate), which articulates with the bases of
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