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1

What is a fibrous joint?

Sutures
Fibrous sheets

2

Give an example of a fibrous joint.

Sutures - between skull bones
Fibrous sheets - the interosseous membrane between radial and ulnar bones

3

What is the name given to fibrous sheets?

Syndesmosis

4

Which are the most stable joints?

Fibrous joints

5

Which are the most mobile joints?

Synovial

6

What is the difference between primary and secondary cartilinageous joints?

Primary - epiphyseal growth plate
Seconday - symphysis

7

Give an example of a primary cartilinageous joint.

Epiphyseal growth plate on head of femur

8

Give an example of a secondary catilinageous joint.

Vertebral discs

9

What is the name given to the wide sutures in the neonate skull and what is their purpose?

Fontanelles - allow moulding in the birth canal

10

What is the definition of subluxation?

Reduced area of contact between articular surfaces

11

What is the definition of dislocation?

Complete loss of contact between articular surfaces