Biology revision- joints

Overview of how joints work, and key things you need to know about them for module B7.

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Which tissue connects the muscle to the bone?
Tendon
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Why do muscles have to work in pairs?
Because to move a bone they have to contract, to achieve this, they need another muscle to relax.
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What is this muscle pair called?
Antagonistic pair
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Why is the cartilage important?
Because it stops the bones grinding together, reducing wear and tear within the joint.
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What are the three main injuries to joints?
Dislocation, sprains and torn ligaments and tendons.
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What is the treatment for a sprain?
Rest, ice, compression and elevation.
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Why do muscles have to work in pairs?

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Because to move a bone they have to contract, to achieve this, they need another muscle to relax.

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What is this muscle pair called?

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Card 4

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Why is the cartilage important?

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What are the three main injuries to joints?

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