Structure of a synovial joint

Cartilage
Shiny, elastic material, reduces friction and absorbs shock
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Ligaments
Connect bone to bone and stabelise the joint, holding the bones in the correct position.
2 of 5
Joint Capsule
surrounds the synovial joint. It is attached to the outer layer of the bones forming the joint. It seals the joint and provides stability to the joint
3 of 5
Synovial membrane
Secretes synovial fluid
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Synovial fluid
lubricates and reduces friction in the joint, supplies nutrients to the joint,
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Card 2

Front

Ligaments

Back

Connect bone to bone and stabelise the joint, holding the bones in the correct position.

Card 3

Front

Joint Capsule

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Synovial membrane

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Synovial fluid

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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