Flashcards in Joints Deck (11)
What is a fibrous joint?
Give an example of a fibrous joint.
Sutures - between skull bones
Fibrous sheets - the interosseous membrane between radial and ulnar bones
What is the name given to fibrous sheets?
Which are the most stable joints?
Which are the most mobile joints?
What is the difference between primary and secondary cartilinageous joints?
Primary - epiphyseal growth plate
Seconday - symphysis
Give an example of a primary cartilinageous joint.
Epiphyseal growth plate on head of femur
Give an example of a secondary catilinageous joint.
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
What is the definition of subluxation?
Reduced area of contact between articular surfaces