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A joint is the point at which two bones are connected. Many joints
provide support and stability and allow movement, although some, such as those
of the pelvis, are not movable.
Joints contain bones, cartilage, and a lining called synovium,
which produces a lubricating fluid. Most joints are held together by muscles,
tendons, and ligaments and are often cushioned by fluid-filled sacs called
There are several types of joints, including:
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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