Ch 9: Joints in the Human Body

About This Chapter

The joints in the human body are clearly outlined in this helpful and informative chapter. Whether you're catching up after missing class or need a convenient way to study for an upcoming exam, the lessons and quizzes provided here will help.

Joints in the Human Body - Chapter Summary

Our experts put together this chapter on joints in the human body in order to help you understand more about this anatomy subject. The lessons cover the function of joints, the structure of cartilaginous joints, bone and joint development and more. Accompanying each lesson is a short self-assessment quiz you can use to make sure you're ready to move on to new subjects. Help from our experts is just a few clicks away in the Dashboard if you need it. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Outline the function and classification of joints
  • Detail different types of fibrous and cartilaginous joints
  • Discuss the structure of synovial joints
  • Explore joints and types of body movements
  • Identify the development processes for joints and bones
  • Explain injuries caused by homeostatic imbalances and other joint disorders

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Joints in the Human Body
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Joints: Structure, Function & Classification

1. Joints: Structure, Function & Classification

Joints are areas where bones meet up. In some cases, bones should interlock to prevent any movement. However, other bones need to move relative to one another. This lesson describes the different joints and their functions.

Fibrous Joints: Structure, Function & Types

2. Fibrous Joints: Structure, Function & Types

In this lesson, you'll explore the features of a fibrous joint and learn how to distinguish between the three types of fibrous joints in the human body.

Cartilaginous Joints: Structure, Function & Types

3. Cartilaginous Joints: Structure, Function & Types

In this lesson, you'll explore the features of cartilaginous joints and learn how to differentiate between the two types of cartilaginous joints in the human body.

Synovial Joints: Structure, Function & Types

4. Synovial Joints: Structure, Function & Types

In synovial joints, also called diarthrotic joints, a fibrous joint capsule bridges two bones or cartilage. The location, structure, and function of this type of joint are discussed in this lesson.

Joints & Types of Body Movements

5. Joints & Types of Body Movements

Explore the various type of body motions, including gliding, rotational, angular, and special movements. The different types of joints that make such movements possible are also discussed.

Bone & Joint Development Processes

6. Bone & Joint Development Processes

In this lesson, we consider how bones and joints develop. As part of this lesson, we will consider the two types of bone formation, intramembranous and endochondral osteogenesis, as well as how these two processes differ and compare to each other.

Joint Disorders & Injuries Caused by Homeostatic Imbalances

7. Joint Disorders & Injuries Caused by Homeostatic Imbalances

Joints are susceptible to injuries; this lesson will consider joint injuries, including bursitis and arthritis, that can occur. Injuries to the knee and ankle joint, which are common in athletes, will also be explored.

Joints in the Human Body Visual Worksheet

8. Joints in the Human Body Visual Worksheet

If you'd like more opportunities to practice the concepts you've learned in this chapter, please download the following visual worksheet. After you've completed the sheet, you can download the answer key to check your work and help your understanding. Please note that these documents are not permissible for use during your proctored exam.

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