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joint presentation

  • Thread starter Soy Yo
  • Start date Mar 15, 2006

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  • Mar 15, 2006

presentación conjunta? Este es un tema bueno para una presentación conjunta... This is a good subject for a joint presentation?  

Actually, it's in a class. The students have a list of topics to choose from. Some of the topics are a bit more involved than the others and would lend themselves to "joint presentation." In other words, two students could work together on the topic and give a "joint presentation" to the class. The other simpler topics will be handled by one person presenting alone.  

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Meaning of joint in English

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  • He holds joint citizenship in Sweden and Peru.
  • The parents were given joint custody of the child .
  • corporately
  • distribution
  • distributive
  • distributively
  • portion something out
  • ration something out
  • redistribute

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Joint noun [c] ( body ).

  • acromioclavicular
  • endoskeleton
  • intercarpal
  • intercondylar
  • interlaminar
  • sacrospinous
  • sacrotuberous

joint noun [C] ( CONNECTION )

  • affix something to something
  • agglomerate
  • convergence
  • cross-Channel
  • knock through something phrase
  • unseparated

joint noun [C] ( MEAT )

  • baby back ribs
  • baron of beef
  • bottom round
  • fillet steak
  • flank steak
  • rib-eye steak
  • round steak
  • T-bone steak

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

joint noun [C] ( PLACE )

  • all-you-can-eat
  • bill of fare
  • coffee shop
  • drive-through
  • plat du jour
  • tasting menu
  • transport café

joint noun [C] ( DRUG )

  • amyl nitrite
  • anaphrodisiac
  • anti-aphrodisiac
  • aphrodisiac
  • designer drug
  • gas and air

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  • joint (BODY)
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  • A joint is the part of the body where two or more bones meet to allow movement.
  • Generally speaking, the greater the range of movement, the higher the risk of injury because the strength of the joint is reduced.
  • The six types of freely movable joint include ball and socket, saddle, hinge, condyloid, pivot and gliding.
  • Common causes of joint pain include inflammation (pain and swelling), infection and injury.

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Types of joints, freely moving joints, types of movement, structure of a joint, joint conditions, where to get help.

A joint is the part of the body where two or more bones meet to allow movement. Every bone in the body – except for the hyoid bone in the throat – meets up with at least one other bone at a joint. The shape of a joint depends on its function. A joint is also known as an articulation. Generally speaking, the more movement that is possible through a joint, the higher the risk of injury. This is because greater range of movement reduces the strength of the joint.

Joints are described by how much movement they allow. The three broad classes of joints include:

  • Immovable – the two or more bones are in close contact, but no movement can occur – for example, the bones of the skull. The joints of the skull are called sutures.
  • Slightly movable – two or more bones are held together so tightly that only limited movement is permitted – for example, the vertebrae of the spine.
  • Freely movable – most joints within the human body are this type. Motion is the purpose of the joint.

The six types of freely movable joint include:

  • Ball and socket joint – the rounded head of one bone sits within the cup of another, such as the hip joint or shoulder joint. Movement in all directions is allowed.
  • Saddle joint – this permits movement back and forth and from side to side, but does not allow rotation, such as the joint at the base of the thumb.
  • Hinge joint – the two bones open and close in one direction only (along one plane) like a door, such as the knee and elbow joints.
  • Condyloid joint – this permits movement without rotation, such as in the jaw or finger joints.
  • Pivot joint – one bone swivels around the ring formed by another bone, such as the joint between the first and second vertebrae in the neck.
  • Gliding joint – or plane joint. Smooth surfaces slip over one another, allowing limited movement, such as the wrist joints.

To achieve movement, the joint may:

  • Slide one broad and flat surface across another – examples include the bones in the wrist or ankle.
  • Increase or decrease the angle between the two bones – this only occurs in the long bones of the body (arms and legs): for example, when the arm is bent or extended.
  • Allow a circular movement – this is how ball and socket joints work: for example, the shoulder.
  • Allow rotation without displacing the bones: for example, the head as it turns from side to side swivels the cervical vertebrae on top of one another.

Joints are held together and supported by tough bands of connective tissue called ligaments. Smooth cartilage prevents friction as the bones move against one another. In freely movable joints, the entire joint is enclosed inside a membrane filled with lubricating synovial fluid, which helps to provide extra cushioning against impact. Muscles are attached to bones with thick, tough bands of connective tissue called tendons. Where tendons lie close to bone, tiny sacs called bursae sit between the tendon and the bone to reduce friction. A bursa is filled with synovial fluid.

Common causes of joint pain include:

  • arthritis – inflammation that causes stiffness and pain in the joints (rheumatoid arthritis or gout) or degeneration (osteoarthritis)
  • bursitis – inflammation of the bursae (fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bones)
  • infection – within the joint
  • tendonitis – inflammation, irritation and swelling of a tendon that is attached to the joint.
  • injury – including sprain or strain of a ligament or nearby tendon or muscle, or bone fracture.
  • Your GP (doctor)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • ESSA Exercise & Sports Science Australia External Link Tel. (07) 3862 4122
  • NURSE-ON-CALL Tel. 1300 60 60 24 – for expert health information and advice 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Biology of the musculoskeletal system: Joints External Link , The Merck Manual USA.
  • The Skeletal System: Joints External Link , Encyclopedia.com.
  • Types of joint movements External Link , Integrated Medical Publishing.
  • Definition of Joint External Link , emedicinehealth US.
  • Joint pain External Link , MedlinePlus.

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  • 1. KKU_Biomech_M1_L2 Musculoskeletal system Lesson (2) Dr / Shimaa Essa Lecturer of physical therapy , faculty of community, King Khalid university
  • 2. Upon successful completion of this lesson you would be able to: 1- Define joint. 2- Identify functions of Joints. 3- Distinguish between different Classifications of joints. 4- Identify degrees of freedom for different joints in human body.
  • 3. • Joint is the meeting of two bones or more in the skeletal System. • Or, it is the connection (or articulation) in the skeleton between any of its rigid component parts, whether bones or cartilages. Arthrology: • 1- Arthr: means joint or articulation. • 2- Ology: means the science which deal with. • Arthrology is the branch of anatomy concerned with the joints. SO......... Arthrology is the science of studying joints.
  • 4. What are joints? A joint, or articulation, is the place where two bones come together. How are joints classified? 1- Functional Classification *focuses on the amount of movement allowed. Immovable, slightly movable, freely movable. 2- Structural Classification *focuses on the material that binds the joint together. a) Fibrous joints-- Immovable b) Cartilaginous joints-- slightly movable c) Synovial joints-- freely movable
  • 6.  Fibrous= (Synarthrosis) & (Synostoses) Immovable: connect bones, no movement. (skull and pelvis).  Cartilaginous= (Amphiarthrosis) slightly movable, bones are attached by cartilage, a little movement (spine or rib’s cartilage).  Synovial= (Diarthrosis) freely movable, much more movement than cartilaginous joints. Cavities between bones are filled with synovial fluid. This fluid helps lubricate and protect the bones.
  • 7. What are fibrous joints? • Collagen fibers join bones – No joint cavity; made of fibrous CT – Usually synarthrotic • Types – Sutures: skull (become bone in middle age) – Gomphoses: teeth (periodontal ligament holds tooth in place) – Syndesmoses: short ligaments bind two bones • Radius and ulna; tibia and fibula
  • 8. What are bony joints? • Synostoses • Two bones, once separate, now fused – Frontal bone, Epiphyseal line
  • 9. What are cartilagenous joints? • Cartilage binds two bones – No joint cavity – Usually amphiarthrotic • Types – Synchrondroses: hyaline cartilage joins  Epiphyseal plate, costal cartilage (to sternum) – Symphyses: fibrocartilage joins  Pubic symphysis, intervertebral joints
  • 10. What are synovial joints? o Has joint cavity between two bones o Synovial fluid fills the space o Always diarthrotic e.g. Shoulder, knee, elbow, hip
  • 11. What are the components s of a synovial joint? • Basic features 1) Joint (articular) cavity: contains slippery fluid - Articular capsule and cartilage bind cavity 2) Two capsule layers o Outer fibrous CT capsule, continuous w/periosteum o Inner synovial membrane: CT which secretes fluid
  • 12. What are the components s of a synovial joint? 3) Meniscus: is a pad of cartilage - Continuous with synovial membrane: Shock absorber 4) Tendon: is a dense, regular Connective Tissue - Attaches muscle to bone 5) Ligament: is a dense, regular Connective Tissue - Attaches bone to bone
  • 13. What types of synovial joints are there? • Classified as mono-, bi- and multiaxial joints
  • 14. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? flat or slightly curved articular surface – Carpals
  • 15. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? most moveable type – Shoulder and Hip joints (multiaxial)
  • 16. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? Uniaxial (flexion & extension) – Elbow, knee, finger/toe
  • 17. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? Monoaxial (Rotation) - Atlas-axis (say no); radioulnar
  • 18. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? concave/convex surfaces – Biaxial; only one joint at the base of thumb (1st Carpometacarpal joint)
  • 19. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? rounded articular surface (modified ball & socet), Biaxial. – Metacarpophalangeal joints (base of fingers)
  • 20. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? is an ovoid shaped joint allows (flexion, extension; abduction, adduction) movement and is biaxial.  The Radiocarpal articulation (wrist joint)
  • 21. What types of synovial joints based on shape are there? composed of two types of joints, multiaxial.  Tempromandibular joint ( Hing + Gliding), it makes (flexion. extension, protrusion, retrusion, and side way movements)
  • 22. Types of synovial joints based on shape Copyright © 2003 Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Benjamin Cummings
  • 23. Types of synovial joints based on shape Copyright © 2003 Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Benjamin Cummings
  • 24. Summary of Joint Classes
  • 25. Structural Characteristics Types Mobility Bones united by 1.Suture 1.Immobile collagen fibers 2.Syndesmosis (synarthrosis) 3.gomphosis 2.Slightly moveable (amphiarthrosis) 3.Immobile Bone ends united 1.Synchondrosi 1.Immobile by cartilage s (hyaline) 2.Slightly moveable 2.Symphysis (fibrocartliage) Bone ends covered 1.Gliding/ Plane Freely moveable with articular 2.Hinge (diarthrosis) which cartilage and 3.Pivot depends on joint enclosed within a 4.Condyloid design capsule lined with 5.Saddle a synovial 6.Ball and membrane socket 7.Ellipsoid 8.Compound


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