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Joints articulation

Medical Terms

Articulation A joint; the junction of two or more bones. Articular, a. Syn., arthron.
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 issue 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 fibrocartilage in the knee joint. Each knee has a medical and a lateral meniscus which act as cushions between the end 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. Syn., annular (ring-shaped) ligamnt.
Created by: Khuong