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Do all joints have a joint capsule?
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
A synovial joint has a capsule surrounding it.
These are joints like the shoulder, knee, hip and many many others. There are also fibrous joints (like the sutures in the skull) and cartilaginous joints (like where the ribs meet the sternum). Each of these kinds of joints have numerous subtypes as well.

In brief: No
A synovial joint has a capsule surrounding it.
These are joints like the shoulder, knee, hip and many many others. There are also fibrous joints (like the sutures in the skull) and cartilaginous joints (like where the ribs meet the sternum). Each of these kinds of joints have numerous subtypes as well.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Nope
Hinged joints that flex/extend/rotate have capsules, but there are other joints that do not.
For example, sacroiliac joint do not.

In brief: Nope
Hinged joints that flex/extend/rotate have capsules, but there are other joints that do not.
For example, sacroiliac joint do not.
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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