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Joints

Joints

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4.8.3: Joints
I. Joints (articulations)A. Definition -Junction between two or more bonesB. Functions -Give strength and structure to the skeleton-Allow movement-Allow for the skeleton to grow and developC. Classification -Amount of movement-Type of tissue (Table 8.1, p. 268)II. Fibrous jointsA. Structure -Bones close together-Thin layer of dense (fibrous) connective tissueB. Examples -Sutures in the skull-Tib/Fib joint in the distal leg
 
 
III. Cartilagenous jointsA. Structure -Connected by pads hyaline or fibrocartilageB. Examples -Between vertebrae-Symphysis pubisIV. Synovial jointsA. Structure -Surrounded by synovial capsule-Ends of bones covered with articular cartilage-Bones separated by synovial fluid-See figure 8.8 (p266)

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