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ortho 10 recptrors

joint receptors

Free Nerve Endings Location: Joint capsule, ligaments, synovium, fat pads
Free Nerve Endings Sensitivity: One type sensitive to non-noxious mechanical stress; other type sensitive to noxious mechanical or biochemical stimuli
Free Nerve Endings Primary Distribution: All joints
Golgi Ligament Endings Location: Ligaments, adjacent to ligaments╩╝ bony attachment
Golgi Ligament Endings Sensitivity: Tension or stretch on ligaments
Golgi Ligament Endings Primary Distribution: Majority of joints
Golgi-Mazzoni Corpuscles Location: Joint capsule
Golgi-Mazzoni Corpuscles Sensitivity: Compression of joint capsule
Golgi-Mazzoni Corpuscles Primary Distribution: Knee joint, joint capsule
Pacinian Corpuscles Location: Fibrous layer of joint capsule
Pacinian CorpusclesSensitivity: High frequency vibration, acceleration, and high velocity changes in joint position
Pacinian CorpusclesPrimary Distribution: All joints
Ruffini Endings Location: Fibrous layer of joint capsule
Ruffini Endings Sensitivity: Stretching of joint capsule, amplitude, and velocity of joint position
Ruffini Endings Primary Distribution: Greater density in proximal joints particularly in capsular regions
Created by: micah10