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Joints

Joint Articulations

Vocabulary WordDefinitionExamples
Types of Joints Fibrous, Cartilaginous, Synovial
Fibrous Very stable joint with no observable movement, held together by fibrous connective tissue Distal fibula tibia radius ulna
Cartilaginous Slight movement occurs, mainly to absorb shock, dense connective tissue, rests between bones and provides for wear and tear, shock absorption. Loses its resilience with age. intervertebral discs ribs sternum
Synovial Freely moveable joint with movement occuring as a result of skeletal muscle contraction, smooth elastic substance covering ends of bones, descreases friction, shock absorbtion, fluid loosens with warm up to lubricate joints. knee shoulder
Created by: LisaSceviour