Unformatted text preview: • Articular cartilage (hyaline cartilage), which covers the end of each bone. • A synovial membrane, which surrounds the synovial cavity. Its areolar connective tissue secretes a lubricating synovial fluid into the synovial cavity. • A fibrous capsule outside the synovial membrane, which surrounds the joint. It often contains bundles of dense, irregular, connective tissue called ligaments. The ligaments provide strength and flexibility to the joint. • The articulate capsule, composed of the synovial membrane and fibrous capsule. • Accessory ligaments, which lie outside the articular capsule (extracapsular ligaments) or inside the synovial cavity (intracapsular ligaments)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PT 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Texas State.
- Spring '10