Chapter 9 Intro and Tasks
The body moves around its joints. Muscle is used to provide the strength to move bones, but there must be a space between two bones in order to produce movement. For example, if the arm didn’t have the elbow joint, how would it move? Some joints are very obvious, such as the knee and hip. Others are not, such as the gomphoses of the teeth. The joints between the vertebrae of the spinal column aren’t seen, but all those small joints are what enable you to twist your torso back and forth. You are likely beginning this chapter with the understanding of the basic function of a joint, which is movement of the bones and therefore the body. Consider your knee and the shoulder. What kind of action do you get from that joint? How is it related to its structure? Put your shoulders through the range of motions you can do. What kind of action(s) do you get from that joint? How is it related to its structure? In this chapter, we will consider the classification of joints based on their structure and function.
- Contrast the major categories of joints, and explain the relationship between structure and function for each category.
- Describe the basic structure of a synovial joint, and describe common synovial joint accessory structures and their functions.
- Describe how the anatomical and functional properties of synovial joints permit movements of the skeleton.
- Describe the joints between the vertebrae of the vertebral column.
- Describe the structure and function of the shoulder joint and the elbow joint.
- Describe the structure and function of the hip joint and the knee joint.
- Describe the effects of aging on joints, and discuss the most common age-related clinical problems for joints.
- Explain the functional relationships between the skeletal system and other body systems
Below are the tasks associated with this chapter. You can access the following items by clicking the links below.
- Read Chapter 9 in your textbook.
- Take notes on the chapter outline as you read.
- View the slide presentation. Click the correct answer to the question within the presentation. Progress to the next question by using the arrow to move to the next slide. This serves as both a good preview and review to the content in this chapter.
- View the slide. Click on a dollar amount to see the question. Answer the question within the presentation. Progress to the next question. This serves as a good preview and review of the material in this chapter.
- Review the key terms from your completed chapter outline