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ortho 16 arthrology


Sternoclavicular joint: Composed of the clavicle articulating with the manubrium of the sternum.
Acromioclavicular joint: Composed of the lateral end of the clavicle articulating with the acromion of the scapula.
Glenohumeral joint: Classified as a ball and socket joint, in which the round head of the humerus articulates with the shallow glenoid cavity of the scapula. The capsule of the glenohumeral joint is reinforced by the superior glenohumeral ligament, middle
Scapulothoracic articulation: Composed of the articulation between the scapula and the posterior rib cage. The articulation is not considered to be a joint since it lacks connection by fibrous, cartilaginous or synovial tissue.
The elbow is classified as a hinge joint. It is composed of the humerus, ulna, and radius. Flexion and extension occur at the articulation of the trochlea with the semilunar notch of the ulna. The joint capsule is reinforced by the
The wrist complex consists of the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints. Motions at the wrist include flexion, extension, radial and ulnar deviation. The hand consists of the metacarpophalangeal joints, the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints, and the carpometacarpal joints.
The hip is classified as a ball and socket joint. It is formed by the articulation of the femur with the innominate bone. The head of the femur inserts into a deep socket called the acetabulum.
The knee is classified as a hinge joint. It is formed by the articulation of the tibia with the femur. The knee is extremely weak in terms of its bony arrangement.
Medial ankle Ligaments: Deltoid
Lateral ankle Ligaments: Anterior tibiofibular, Anterior talofibular, Calcaneofibular, Lateral talocalcaneal, Posterior talofibular
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