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This type of joint is held together by a fibrous connective tissue:

fibrous joint

This type of joint lacks a synovial cavity.

fibrous and synovial

This type of joint is freely moveable.


This is a fibrous joint composed of a thin layer of dense fibrous connective tissue.


How is a suture joint classified functionally?


Another term for this joint is dentoalveolar joint.


An example of this type of joint is the epiphyseal plate.


Which of the following is made from dense regular connective tissue?


Fluid-filled sacs that help cushion certain joints are the:


An accessory ligament is associated with which type of joint?


Which of the following types of joints is characterized by the absence of a joint cavity and the presence of fibrous connective tissue connecting articulating bones.


Ankylosis means:

immobility of a joint due to fusion of the articular surfaces

Which of the following is stretched or torn in about 70 percent of all serious knee injuries?

anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Which of the following is NOT a type of diarthrosis?


The temporomandibular joint (TMJ):

is the only moveable joint between skull bones

The largest joint of the body is the ____ joint.


The point of contact between bones is a/an:


Structurally, the knee joint is classified as a:


The inner lining of the synovial cavity is called the:

synovial membrane

The movement of head when you tilt it back to look at something above you is called:


A ball-and-socket joint of the lower extremity is the:

hip joint

The cause of the inflammatory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, is:

an autoimmune reaction

Hip arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that involves:

total replacement of the hip joint

Which of the following joints are held together by cartilage?


The joint used to hold a tooth in its socket is actually a ____.


The procedure arthroscopy refers to:

examining the interior of a joint

This type of movement is a continuous sequence of flexion, abduction, extension, and adduction.


Which of the following is not considered a special movement?

depression, protraction, elevation, supination
(all special movements)

This special movement occurs when you stand on your heels.


This special movement includes the ability of your thumb to move across the palm to touch the tips of the fingers on the same hand.

none of the above

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