BONES. Functions Provides framework for form and shape of the body (Prevents soft tissue from collapsing ) Provide points of attachment for muscles (Articulation: allowing bone movement relative to one another ) Protection of vital organs
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Spherical head of one bone fits into cup-like head of another
Allows movement in one plane only.
Gliding movement in any direction (back/forth, side/side), limited only by ligaments or bony processes.
Two saddle shaped joints
Slightly convex fits with slightly concave