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How Do the Joints Work? (Video)

What Are Joints and What Do They Do?

Joints are where two bones meet. They make the skeleton flexible — without them, movement would be impossible.

Joints allow our bodies to move in many ways. Some joints open and close like a hinge (such as knees and elbows), whereas others allow for more complicated movement — a shoulder or hip joint, for example, allows for backward, forward, sideways, and rotating movement.

  • How the Joints Work

    How the Joints Work