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What is the function of a joint capsule?

What is the function of a joint capsule?

See below: It encapsulates the end of 2 bones that from the joint and holds in the synovial fluid which bathes the joint. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What is the function of articular cartilage?

What is the function of articular cartilage?

I'll articulate: There are several reasons for the articular cartilage, depending on the location. Generally though it reduces friction, reduces stress on the underlining bone and helps equalize the load bearing pressure. ...Read more

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What is the main function of the joint capsule?

What is the main function of the joint capsule?

To Stabilize Joints: The joint capsule provides joint stability. If injured it can lead to stiffness and may then be surgically removed, without compromising stability as long as the joint's ligaments are kept intact. While this seems counterintuitive, it's because joints can undergo changes that turn the capsule from a necessary structure to a problem that is best removed (it regrows back more normal). ...Read more

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I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem?  What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more

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What is the structure and function of myocardium?

What is the structure and function of myocardium?

Heart muscle: Myocardium (heart muscle) is made up of cardiomyocytes. The function is pumping blood. ...Read more

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What is the function of skull and bones?

What is the function of skull and bones?

Protection: The skeletal system function to protect vital organs like the brain ( in terms of the skull) or heart and lungs and give structure to the body. Bones are also involved in blood cell production, mineral storage and endocrine functions. ...Read more

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Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Meniscus - surgery: You are quoting detailed anatomy inside the knee, likely from an MRI report. It describes a tear in the meniscus cartilage, which lines the inside of the knee so bones can glide against each other smoothly. This usually needs surgery to correct, but the surgery can be done through a tiny incision with a scope. Find more info @ http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358. ...Read more

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What is the function of shark cartilage?

None: Sharks don't get cancer so various sources sold shark cartilage in a pill. How this was to treat cancer or prevent it has no merit or obvious reasoning. ...Read more

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What is the function of osteoclasts?

What is the function of osteoclasts?

Bone work: They balance the bone builders, osteoblasts, to keep the right amount of bone present in right places. They can liberate calcium when needed by the body. They reshape/remodel bones when stressed or after a break. ...Read more

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What is the role and function of appendix?

What is the role and function of appendix?

Unknown.: It is uncertain if the appendix plays a minor role in immune function in infancy. What is certain is that it can be removed safely with no obvious long-term side effects and clearly has no major physiologic role in adult life. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

See below: A strained tendon is just that, it has been stretched passed its normal length. Atorn tendon is an actual tear in the body of the tendon. Symptoms are similiar, swelling pain, instabitlity. Treatments are similar with rest and immobilization and possible surgery. ...Read more

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What is the function of lacunae in bone?

What is the function of lacunae in bone?

Blood vessels: It is used for blood vessels for nutrient and gas exchange. It is also for bone marrow to interface with the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the function of a phonocardiograph?

What is the function of a phonocardiograph?

Phonocardiograph: Today the main function of this machine is to remind us old cardiolologists of when we were young. It records heart sounds and their timing. ...Read more

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The function of the periodontal ligament is what?

The function of the periodontal ligament is what?

Has several : There are several purposes. The primary purpose is to attach the teeth to the bone in a manner that enables them to move - absorb some pressure/force without breaking. They also enable teeth to move - with braces. They also contain stem cells that can be recruited to enable bone/tooth to be repaired/rebuilt. ...Read more

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What causes a knee joint to lock up? Is a displacement ot the mensicus root considered a tear? What is medium size joint effusion mean?

What causes a knee joint to lock up? Is a displacement ot the  mensicus root considered a tear? What is medium size joint effusion mean?

A meniscus tear: The most common cause of a locked knee is a large meniscus tear. When this happens, a portion of the meniscus gets stuck in a bad spot. This doesn't allow the knee to move freely, causing it to lock. Displacement of the meniscus root is a certain kind of tear. Sometimes, it can be repaired which can be hard. See an experienced surgeon. An effusion is fluid in the knee, likely from the tear. ...Read more

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So tmj eminectomy means removing part of the disc or part of the condyle? And with what is it sutured with metal anchor?Internet is confusing.thanks

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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So tmj eminectomy means removing part of the disc or part of the condyle?  And  with what is it sutured with metal anchor?Internet is confusing.thanks

Nothing Confusing: Eminectomy helps by making the non reducing TMJ disc into a reducing. It is one of the surgical techniques of choice for resolution of this kind of TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is a normal range of motion in the knee? Also what is the normal range of motion for knee extensions? Mine is -11 which i know is not good

What is a normal range of motion in the knee? Also what is the normal range of motion for knee extensions? Mine is -11 which i know is not good

0-135 degrees: For knee extensions, strength exercises, best not to go full extension, especially if you have knee problems. -10 to 15 degrees full extension is best. ...Read more