Washtenaw Community College Ricki Lewis,
The University at Albany Jackie Butler,
Grayson County Community College
Joints of the Skeletal System
This chapter describes the ways in which the bones
of the skeletal system are joined together to form joints (objectives 1-
3, 7 & 8). You will study how the joints are classified and how the various
kinds of joints are held together (objectives 4 & 5). The role of the skeletal
muscles in producing movement and the various kinds of movement possible are
described (objective 6).
An understanding of how joints work is basic to
understanding how the body moves.