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Parts of a synovial Joint

These are terms associated with synovial joints
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diarthrotic
joints that allow free movement
articular cartilage
thin layer of hyline cartilage that covers the ends of articulating bones
joint capsule
also called articular capsule holds together the bones of the joint
ligaments
strong collagenous fibers that reinforce the joint capsule
synovial membrane
a few cells thick and covers all surfaces of the joint.
synovial cavity
the synovial membrane creates this closed space which is filled with synovial fluid
synovial fluid
enclosed in a sac and the consistancy of uncooked egg white, it moistens and lubricates cartilaginous surfaces of the joint
menisci
discs of fibrocartilage that divide the joint
bursae
cushion and aid movement of tendons that glide over bony parts or other tendons