Figure 4-3. A "typical" synovial joint--diagrammatic.
4-21. ARTICULAR CARTILAGES
Covering a portion of each bone is an articular cartilage. The portions covered
are the ends that would otherwise be in contact during the motions of the joint. Each
articular cartilage has a relatively smooth surface and some ability to act as a shock
4-22. JOINT CAPSULE
The joint area is surrounded by a dense FCT capsule that encloses the joint