. The pivot joint between atlas and axis is a type of

A: Saddle joint

B: Fibrous joint

C: Cartilaginous joint

D: Synovial joint


Best Answer

Explanation :- 

Pivot joint is a synovial joint which is associated with flexibility, rotation, and extension.

Saddle joint is present between carpals and metacarpals of the thumb.

Fibrous joints are joints in which bones are fused and fixed together. Example - Skull

Cartilaginous joint is present in between intervertebral discs.

Synovial joint is present in between atlas and axis.

Final answer :- 

The correct answer is synovial joint, i.e option (D).



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