The Skeletal System

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The Skeletal System: Bones and Joints Articulations An articulation is a place where bones come together. Fibrous Joints Fibrous joints consist of bones united by fibrous connective tissue. They allow little or no movement. Cartilaginous Joints Cartilaginous joints consist of bones united by cartilage, and they exhibit slight movement. Synovial Joints Synovial joints consist of articular cartilage over the uniting bones, a joint cavity lined by a synovial membrane and containing synovial fluid, and a joint capsule.
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Unformatted text preview: They are highly movable joints. • Synovial joints can be classified as plane, saddle, hinge, pivot, ball-and-socket, or ellipsoid. Types of Movement • The major types of movement include flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, pronation/supination, eversion/inversion, rotation, protraction/retraction, elevation/depression, excursion, opposition/reposition, and circumduction.>>...
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