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Joints/Articulations. What is an articulation?. Function of Articulations/Joints. Bind parts of skeletal system together Allow for bone growth Allow skeleton to change shape during child birth Enable body to move. Classified by type of tissue that binds the bones. Types of Joints:.

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function of articulations joints
Function of Articulations/Joints
  • Bind parts of skeletal system together
  • Allow for bone growth
  • Allow skeleton to change shape during child birth
  • Enable body to move
types of joints
Types of Joints:
  • Fibrous
  • Cartilaginous
  • Synovial
fibrous joints
Fibrous Joints
  • Syndesmosis
  • Suture
  • Gomphosis
  • Composed of dense fibrous connective tissue
  • Limited to no movement
cartilaginous joints
Cartilaginous Joints
  • Synchondrosis
  • Symphysis
  • Composed of cartilage
  • Move slightly
synovial joint
Synovial Joint
  • Most joints
  • Large range of movement
  • Composition:
    • Articular cartilage
    • Joint/articular capsule
    • Synovial membrane (synovial fluid)
types of synovial joints
Types of Synovial Joints
  • Ball-and-socket joint

Largest range of motion

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