Six Types of Synovial Joints
There are six types of synovial joint:
Condyloid (Pronounced kon-dih-loyd)
Ball and Socket
The way to remember these six joints is to remember the phrase:
Prince Harry Pulled Charles' Saddle Bag (and he fell off and hurt all his joints).
And to remember what each word stands for, use the following mnemonics:
The Prince arrived on a plane.
Prince means Plane.
There was Prince Harry in full sight after the plane's door unusually hinged open.
Harry means Hinge
But Prince Harry didn't see that there was no door. He went to pull open the door but pivoted over and hit the floor.
Pulled means Pivot
He ended up in hospital, and his father Charles could read has medical condition in the tabloids (condyloid).
Charles means Condyloid.
While Harry lay in hospital, his family decided to visit him on their horses and had to take their saddles in with them.
Saddle means Saddle
Even though he was ill the family had brought bags of balloons and started ballroom dancing.
Bag means Ball and Socket
Prince - Plane
Harry - Hinge
Pulled - Pivot
Charles - Condyloid
Saddle - Saddle
Bag - Ball & Socket
So the six types of synovial joint are plane, hinge, pivot, condyloid, saddle and ball & socket.