Synovial joints are joints with bone ends that are enclosed in a capsule containing synovial fluid, according to the TRB Chemedica. The ends of the bones are composed of a smooth layer of a tough, rubbery substance calle... More »

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The plane, or gliding, type of synovial joint provides the least amount of movement, says Springfield Technical Community College. This type of joint is found between the vertebrae, the carpal bones in the hand and the t... More »

A synovial membrane is a layer of soft connective tissue that lines tendon sheaths, movable joints, and bursae, the fluid-filled sacs between tendons and bone, explains Arthritis-health.com and PubMed Health. Its functio... More »

Arthritis expert Carol Eustice from About.com explains that moderate joint effusion, or swollen joints, occurs when an abnormal accumulation of fluid in or around a joint causes the joint to swell. This affliction typica... More »

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine refers to a capsular pattern, when addressing an injury or pain, as inflammation or arthritis found only in the fibrous capsule of the joint. More »

Cracking the neck is bad as it puts pressure on the joints and increases the risk of stroke. This pressure from cracking can cause the arteries in the neck to tear. More »

The SI joints, or sacroiliac joints, connect the sacrum with the pelvis, according to Spine-health. The sacrum is the triangle-shaped bone found at the bottom of the spine, and the pelvis is part of the hip joint. More »

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