Flashcards in Joints Deck (10):
What is a joint?
Joints join two or more bones together.
What are hinge joints?
They are for movement backwards and forwards.
What is a ball-and-socket joint?
It is for movement in all directions.
What are fixed joints?
They do not allow any movement.
What are pivot joints?
It allows the bone to move in a rotary movement around one axis.
What is cartilage?
They don't allow the bones to rub against each other.
What are ligaments?
They connect bones together.
What is synovial fluid?
It lubricates the joint.
What are tendons?
They join muscles to bones to allow movement.