Chapter 8 - Joints

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Chapter 8 - Joints
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  1. joints
    sites where two bones meet
  2. structural classes
    are distinguished by the type of material that links the bone: cartilage vs. fibrous connective tissue
  3. functional classes
    are distinguished by the range of motion a joint is capable of moving
  4. synarthroses
    immovable joints
  5. amphiarthroses
    slightly movable joints
  6. diarthroses
    freely movable joints
  7. synostoses
    the closed sutures, bony junctions
  8. characteristics of fibrous joints
    Bones are linked by fibrous connective tissue
  9. characteristics of cartilaginous joints
    lack cavities and slightly movable
  10. characteristics of synovial joints
    freely movable and has a synovial cavity filled with lubricating fluid (HA)
  11. articular cartilage
    covers bone ends to cushion
  12. ligaments and tendon
    surround and stabilize joint

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