Ch 7 Joint Classification
Definition of terms for the classification of joints based on their structure and their functions.
Point where two bones meet
the study of joints or articulations
study of human movement
An articulation in which the bones are joined together by dense fibrous connective tissue, lack a joint cavity, and almost no motion is possible. Types are sutures, syndesmosis, and gomphoses.
the articulating bones are united by cartilage, they lack joint cavity and not highly movable. 2 types of cartilaginous joints are synchondrosis and symphysis
joints that are held together by a joint capsule and ligaments and are most associated with movement in the body
an immovable joint
joint with little movement
A freely movable joint