B5 - Joints and Muscles


Synovial joints are the main types of joint. If a joint is synovial, it is held together by ligaments.

Ligaments are elastic and have high tensile strength.

The end of bones have a cartilage layer to stop the bones rubbing together. Cartilage also acts as a shock absorber if compressed.

Synovial membranes release synovial fluid. This lubricates the joints to allow…


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