Laboratory Manual to accompany Saladin: Anatomy & Physiology, Fifth EditlonLABORATORYArticu lationsINTRODUCTIONThe study of the joints between bones is called arthrology.It is important not only as the point of interplay betweenthe skeletal system and the muscular system but alsodue to the significant trauma or disease that can occurin joints. |oints themselves are known as articula-tions. Diseases such as arthritis affect millions of peopleworldwide, Artificial replacement of some joints, such asthe hip and knee, is common if the joints cause pain orlack mobility,In this exercise you study the structure and functionof various types of joints in the body. |oints are classifiedaccording to their physical composition. As you study thejoints in the lab, use the joints in your body as referenceand mimic the action of a specific articulation. These top-ics are covered in the Saladin text in chapter 9, "]oints,"OBJECTIVESAt the end of this exercise you should be able to1.
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