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Can you name the structures of a synovial joint?

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Moist and slippery, lines inner surface of the joint capsule. Secretes synovial fluid which lubricates the joint.
Covers and cushions the ends of articulating bones.
Small fluid filled sac, found between moving structures (tendon and bone) to facilitate friction-free movement.
Sleevelike extension of the periosteum of each articulating bone. Encases the joint and helps to bind the bones together.
Small space between the articulating bones that is filled with synovial fluid and allows the bones to articulate freely.
Dense fibrous tissue (cords) that lashes bones firmly together.
Reduces shock and increases lubricated surface contact arm (in case of a poor bone fit).

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