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Questions tagged [joints]

The locations at which two bones make contact. They may be movable or unmovable.

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How does shoulder rotation work when the arm is overhead?

Anatomy references state that the humerus is externally rotated by infraspinatus, and teres minor, and internally rotated by subscapularis. All the illustrations I can find of these muscles have the ...
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If the human atlanto-axial joint is pivotal only, what accounts for the craniums additional degrees of freedom?

The atlanto-axial joint is supposedly a pivot joint. I assumed it would be considered a ball-and-socket joint, based on a) the physical shape of the dens, and b) the degrees of motion of the cranium ...
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Anatomy of joints of human hand

Q) A girl slipped and is falling. She puts out her arms to prevent falling. Which joints are most affected by her fall? Fibrous and Synovial joints. Cartilagenous and Synovial joints. Fibrous and ...
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Why do we have only one elbow per arm and one knee per leg, not multiple elbows or knees? [closed]

I was surfing on the internet for a long time, but I couldn't find the answer to my question: Why do we have only one elbow per arm and one knee per leg, not multiple elbows or multiple knees per limb?...
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Mental Symphysis

Why dow we consider mandibular symphysis(symphysis menti) as type of Amphiarthrosis that too of symphysis variety, eventhough it lacks movement and cartilage at joint? Why don't we consider as ...
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Does the humeroradial joint move medially/laterally?

The humeroradial joint is a ball-and-socket joint that, if unrestricted, would allow for movement around all possible axes. However (as succinctly stated from Wikipedia): the annular ligament, by ...
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How correlated are the lengths of tendons in different part of a human body?

How correlated are the lengths of tendons in different part of a human body? E.g., if the we consider two humans, A, and B. Human A has a patellar tendon of length 2 cm, and human B has a patellar ...
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Can cracking fingers cause Arthritis? [duplicate]

I have been cracking my fingers for 2-3 years and on the first year I was told that I'm going to get arthritis because of it. I've been researching this since the first year and I've never gotten an ...
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Are there birds with knees instead of elbows?

Are there any birds whose legs fold the same way human legs do, in a knee, instead of an elbow which is what all the birds I know have?
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Why does cracking a joint make noise?

What causes the noise when you crack a joint? Is joint cracking harmful?
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Enlargement of joints in osteoarthrosis

If osteoarthritis (osteoarthrosis) is a degenerative condition, where the cartilage in joints wears down, what causes the joints to become inflamed? I'm reading through a book called Understanding ...
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What causes knuckle “popping” and the feeling of relief that comes from it?

Many people like cracking their knuckles. I have always been curious about it. What happens when we crack knuckles? What creates the POP sound? Why do we get a relief-like feeling after doing it?
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Mechanism of syndesmophyte growth in AS

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) causes inflammation around joints and the growth of syndesmophytes that may eventually fuse vertebrae. I'm familiar with the genetics (HLA-B27, IL1A) related to the ...