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Anatomy & Structure Of Joints

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A number of questions covering the structure and function of joints with a large focus on synovial joints. Be sure to check the explanations for answers!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is another word for the term articulation?
  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Synarthroses

    • B. 

      Syndesmoses

    • C. 

      Amphiarthroses

    • D. 

      Diarthroses

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a structural classification of joints?
    • A. 

      Diathroses

    • B. 

      Cartilaginous

    • C. 

      Synovial

    • D. 

      Fibrous

  • 4. 
    Syntoses are?
    • A. 

      Fibrous Joints

    • B. 

      Synovial Joints

    • C. 

      Syndesmoses

    • D. 

      Ossified Sutures

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Where is the only place sutures can be found in the human body?
  • 6. 
    A ligament connects bone tissue to what?
    • A. 

      Tendon

    • B. 

      Muscle

    • C. 

      Skin

    • D. 

      Synovial capsule

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Fibrous

    • B. 

      Synarthrosis

    • C. 

      Syntoses

    • D. 

      Syndesmoses

    • E. 

      A and d

  • 8. 
    The ligament connecting a gomphosis is known as the?
    • A. 

      Syndesmoses

    • B. 

      Fibrous capsule

    • C. 

      Periodontal

    • D. 

      Diarthroses

  • 9. 
    The type of joint where articulating bones are joined by JUST hyaline cartilage are known as?
    • A. 

      Symphyses

    • B. 

      Syndesmoses

    • C. 

      Synchondrosis

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Interverterbal joints are an example of:
    • A. 

      Cartilaginous joint

    • B. 

      Diarthrotic joint

    • C. 

      Symphyses

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The defining feature of the synovial joint is what?
    • A. 

      Synovial fluid

    • B. 

      Ligaments

    • C. 

      Articular cartilage

    • D. 

      Joint cavity

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The external layer of the articular capsule is known as the:
    • A. 

      Synovial membrane

    • B. 

      Fibrous capsule

    • C. 

      Articular cartilage

    • D. 

      Loose connective tissue

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    This substance contributes to the viscosity and consistency of synovial fluid:
    • A. 

      Hyaluronic acid

    • B. 

      Hyaline cartilage

    • C. 

      White blood cells

    • D. 

      Yellow marrow

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following does not contain synovial fluid?
    • A. 

      Bursae

    • B. 

      Synovial joint capsule

    • C. 

      Tendon Sheath

    • D. 

      All of the above contain synovial fluid

    • E. 

      None of the above contain synovial fluid

  • 15. 
    The most important factor in the stability of a synovial joint is:
    • A. 

      Shape of articular bone surfaces

    • B. 

      Number of ligaments

    • C. 

      Amount of synovial fluid

    • D. 

      Muscle tone of connecting tendons

    • E. 

      All of the above are equally important

  • 16. 
    Synovial joints are capable of what types of movement?
    • A. 

      Nonaxial - slipping only

    • B. 

      Uniaxial - movement in 1 plane

    • C. 

      Biaxial - movement in 2 planes

    • D. 

      Multiaxial - movement in 3 planes

    • E. 

      All of the above movements are possible depending on the joint

  • 17. 
    Intercarpal joints are an example of a:
    • A. 

      Plane joint

    • B. 

      Hinge joint

    • C. 

      Pivot Joint

    • D. 

      Condyloid Joint

    • E. 

      Ball & Socket Joint

  • 18. 
    The interphalangeal joints are what type of joint?
    • A. 

      Plane

    • B. 

      Hinge

    • C. 

      Pivot

    • D. 

      Condyloid

    • E. 

      Saddle

  • 19. 
    The Atlantoaxial joint (articulation of C1 & C2/Atlas & Axis) is an example of which type of joint?
    • A. 

      Plane

    • B. 

      Hinge

    • C. 

      Pivot

    • D. 

      Condyloid

    • E. 

      Ball & Socket

  • 20. 
    The radiocarpal joint is an example of which type of joint?
    • A. 

      Plane

    • B. 

      Hinge

    • C. 

      Pivot

    • D. 

      Condyloid

    • E. 

      Saddle

  • 21. 
    The carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is which type of joint?
    • A. 

      Plane

    • B. 

      Hinge

    • C. 

      Pivot

    • D. 

      Condyloid

    • E. 

      Saddle

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Acromioclavicular

    • B. 

      Glenohumeral

    • C. 

      Coxal (hip)

    • D. 

      Knee

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Cartilage injuries tend to heal fairly well all by themselves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      A sore shoulder

    • B. 

      A dislocated hip

    • C. 

      A sprained ankle

    • D. 

      A torn medial meniscus

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    A lateral blow to an extended knee could cause damage to what structures?
    • A. 

      Tibial collateral ligament

    • B. 

      Medial meniscus

    • C. 

      Anterior cruciate ligament

    • D. 

      Checkbook

    • E. 

      All of the above