Flashcards in Joints Vocab Deck (20):
Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age.
a fluid-filled sac or saclike cavity, especially one countering friction at a joint.
connected entirely by cartilage; allow more movement between bones
connected by dense connective tissue consisting mainly of collagen. These joints are also called fixed or immovable joints.
ligamentous sac that surrounds the articular cavity of a freely movable joint, is attached to the bones, completely encloses the joint, and is composed of an outer fibrous membrane and an inner synovial membrane
a short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.
a joint that binds the teeth to bony teeth sockets in the maxillary bone and mandible
an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever
a thin fibrous cartilage between the surfaces of some joints
A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down.
A chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.
a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder
A stretching or tearing of ligaments, the fibrous tissue that connects bones and joints.
a place where two bones are closely joined, either forming an immovable joint (as between the pubic bones in the center of the pelvis) or completely fused (as at the midline of the lower jaw
an almost immovable joint between bones bound by a layer of cartilage, as in the vertebrae.
a slightly movable fibrous joint in which bones such as the tibia and fibula are joined together by connective tissue
epiphysis is covered with articular cartilage; below that covering is a zone similar to the epiphyseal plate, known as subchondral bone
eamlike immovable junction between two bones
non-Newtonian fluid found in the cavities of synovial joint