Exercise 13 Study Set
What are the 2 functions of the joints (articulations)?
1) Hold the bones together
2) Allow the rigid skeletal system some flexibility so that gross body movements can occur
Joints to the left of the skeleton are?
Joints above and below the skeleton are?
Joints to the right of the skeleton are?
Immovable joints are classified as?
Slightly movable joints are classified as?
Freely movable joints are classified as?
Joined by fibrous tissue, no joint cavity, some joints are slightly movable but most are synarthrotic and permit no movement.
2 major types of fibrous joints?
Sutures and syndesmoses
The irregular edges of the bones interlock and are united by very short connective tissue fibers; most joints in the skull.
The articulating bones are connected by short ligaments of dense fibrous tissue; bones don't interlock.
Tooth is secured in a bony socket by the periodontal ligament.