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Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9/e
David Shier, Washtenaw Community College
Ricki Lewis, The University at Albany
Jackie Butler, Grayson County Community College

Joints of the Skeletal System

Chapter Overview

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.