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Joints: MT

Medical terms of the joints

articulation A joint; the junction of two or more bones
ligament A band of strong fibrous connective tissue serving to hold the articular ends of bones together or to hold organs in place
tendon A strong cord of fibrous connective tissue serving to attach muscles to bones
bursa A small closed sac containing synovial fluid, usually found within joint areas (between moving parts) subject to friction
meniscus A crescent-shaped fibrovartilage in the knee joint. Each knee has a medial and a lateral meniscus which act as cushions between the ends of the bones in the knee joint
retinaculum Tight transverse fibrous bands or ligaments that serve to bind down the tendons close to the bones as they pass over a joint
Created by: lorriej