A joint is the place where two or more bones meet.
Most bones are connected at joints.
Joints are also known as articulations.

Joints make the skeleton flexible.
Joints help us move our body.
Without joints, movement would be impossible.

The main joints in the human body are located in

  • the ankle,
  • the elbow,
  • the hip,
  • the knee,
  • the shoulder
  • and the wrist.

Bones are connected at joints by ligaments.

Ligaments are elastic and strong tissue.
They are flexible enough to move.
They are firm enough to provide support.

Joints of the skeleton
Source | Daniel Izzo