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  • Joints
    • Locations where bones connect (or articulate)
    • Connections to bone at joints
      • Ligaments connect bones to bones
      • Tendons connect muscle to bone
    • Types of Joints
      • Synovial 
        • Allows for movement 
        • Ex: shoulder, knee 
      • Fibrous 
        • Tightly held bones with minimal movement 
        • Ex: teeth, skull bones 
      • Cartilaginous
        • Tightly held bones connected by cartilage
        • Ex: ribs, sternum, pelvis