The articulation between two bones is known as a joint. There are many in the body of varying types. Inflammation of a joint is known as arthritis, disease of a joint as arthropathy. Although many disease processes affect joints the two important type are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Types of joint
Synovial joints are bearings with synovium.
- They may form hinges, saddles, ball and sockets.
Fibrous joints tie bones together with little movement.
Cartilaginous joints provide rather more spring.
Examination of a joint
Specific joints require specific manouvres but in general the adage:
should be applied to systematise any examination.
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Pages in category "Joint"
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