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Chapter 7

Joints

QuestionAnswer
Joint Articulation, Point at which two individual bones connect, Joints determine degree of movement
Suture Immovable joint, Purpose is to bind bones together
Fibrous Surfaces of bone fit closely together, Held together by fibrous connective tissue, immovable joint
Cartilaginous Bones are connected by cartilage, limited movement joint
Hinge Allows a back and forth type motion
Ball-and-socket Allows movement in many directions around a central point
Synovial Space between the bones = Joint cavity, Free movement Joint
Flexion Bending motion, Decreases angle between two bones
Extension Straightening motion, Increases angle between two bones
Abduction Movement of a bone away from the midline of the body
Adduction Movement of a bone toward the midline of a body
Supination Act of turning the palm up and forward
Pronation Act of turning the palm down and backward
Dorsiflexion Foot is bent backward or upward at the ankle
Plantar Felxion Foot is bent downward at ankle
Rotation Turning of a bone on its own axis
Circumduction Movement of an extremity around in a circular motion
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