Up to this point, this book has primarily discussed bone, but we now put aside this tissue and direct our attention to the soft tissues of the skeletal system. In this chapter we explore the mechanics of synovial joints, and in the last chapter, tendons and ligaments. However, we must not forget what we have learned about bone, because its presence heavily influences the characteristics of the new tissues we are going to study.
KeywordsFriction Coefficient Articular Cartilage Synovial Fluid Articular Surface Joint Surface
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