Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology (Shier), 13th Edition
Joints of the Skeletal System
Learning Outcomes8.1 Introduction
1 List the functions of joints.
8.2 Classification of Joints
2 Explain how joints can be classified according to the type of tissue
that binds the bones together.
3 Describe how bones of fibrous joints are held together.
4 Describe how bones of cartilaginous joints are held together.
8.3 General Structure of a Synovial Joint
5 Describe the general structure of a synovial joint.
8.4 Types of Synovial Joints
6 Distinguish among the six types of synovial joints and name an example of each type.
8.5 Types of Joint Movements
7 Explain how skeletal muscles produce movements at joints, and identify several types of joint movements.
8.6 Examples of Synovial Joints
8 Describe the shoulder joint and explain how its articulating parts are held together.
9 Describe the elbow, hip, and knee joints and explain how their articulating parts are held together.
8.7 Life-Span Changes
10 Describe life-span changes in joints.