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The bones are joined by fibrous tissue, namely dense fibrous connective tissue, and no joint cavity is present.
Joints held together by a ligament where fibrous tissue can vary in length, mostly joined by dense fibrous connective tissue and has NO joint cavity.
Slightly movable articular surface covered with hyaline cartilage that is attached to fibrocartilage.
The most abundant joint type in the body, opposing bones separated by fluid filled cavity. Classified as Diathrotic (Free movements)
A fluid that occupies all free spaces within the joint capsule, derived largely by filtration from blood flowing through the capillaries in the synovial membrane. It is essentially lubricant.
Hyaline cartilage covers the opposing bone surfaces and the main function is to absorb compression.
"Purse" are flattened fibrous sacs lined with synovial membrane and containing a thin film of synovial fluid, occuring where bones rub together.
Essentially an elongated bursa that wraps completely around a tendon subjected to friction, like a bun around a hot dog. Common where several tendons crowd together within narrow canals.
The most important joint stablizer of synovial joints, defined as low levels of contractile activity in relaxed muscles that keep the muscles healthy and ready to react to stimulation.
A term that describes over 100 different types of inflamatory or degenerative diseases that damage joints.
An autoimmune disease that is more prevalent in women that is highly disfiguring.
The most common form of arthritis. 33% of USA have evidence of it. Progressive loss of articular cartilage and synovitis due to enzymatic breakdown of joint structures.
Provides the only strong thickening of the capsule and helps support the weight of the upper limb.
Three of them strengthen the front of the capsule somewhat but are weak and mya even be absent.
IS inflammation of tendon sheaths, typically caused by over use. Symptoms are pain and swelling and treatment is rest, ice, and NSAIDS)
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