Joint Pathology


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Severe inflammation of the spinal joints that causes new bone to form and fuses the joints together is called:

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1. What is the most common cause of disability in people over age 55?

2. An abnormal lateral curvature in the spine is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your knowledge of the characteristics of joint diseases. The following quiz questions and corresponding worksheet will test your knowledge of inflammation of the synovial membrane and softening of the cartilage of a joint.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the terms that describe the following conditions:

  • The most common cause of disability in older adults
  • Softening of the cartilage in a joint
  • Inflammation of the synovial membrane in a joint
  • Severe inflammation of the spinal joints that results in the formation of new bones
  • Abnormal lateral curvature in the spine

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on joint diseases
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the softening of the cartilage in a joint
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about abnormal lateral curvature in the spine

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to joint diseases, read through the brief lesson called Joint Pathology. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what different diseases of the spine are such as a herniated disc and hyperkyphosis
  • Recall characteristics of other diseases that affect joints such as bursitis and dislocation
  • Review the effects of arthritis on the body