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Stylopod Synovial Joint


Lmb.SSJ

Synovial joint represents the most common joint in the mammalian body. The human stylopod synovial joint refers to the joint at the elbows and the knees. This type of joint enables maximal movement. The synovial joint is characterized by the presence of a synovial capsule surrounding the articular surfaces of the joint and by the presence of synovial fluid inside the capsule. There are seven types of synovial joints which differ by their degrees of movement freedom. Synovial joint formation is divided into several phases: patterning of the joint site, interzone formation, cavitation, and morphogenesis. The early events in joint formation establish the joint as a center of chondrogenic modulation that provides inhibitory signals to the ends of future bones, thereby balancing ossification.

Hinge joint (elbow or knee)
Stylopod
Stylopod Synovial Joint
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent