Chapter 70: JOINTS

January 2001
Understanding Surgery;2001, p274
The article presents information on the anatomy of joints. Joints connect one bony structure with another in the human body. The scientific names of the two major joints are diarthrosis and synarthrosis. Diarthrosis contains fluid and articulating synovium and cartilages. Synarthrosis is without fluid and consists of a fibrous and cartilage containing connection. Diseases of the joints are among the most common causes of disability for all ages and usually have two basic causes: Inflammatory, with pain, warmth, swelling and redness, and noninflammatory.


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