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Articular surface

Definition
The surface of a joint at which the ends of the bones meet.
Supplement
Joints may be classified based on the articulation surfaces involved:

  • simple joints – when two articulation surfaces meet (e.g. shoulder joint)
  • compound joints – when three or more articular surfaces are involved (e.g. radiocarpal joint)
  • complex joints – when 2 or more articular surfaces and an articular disc or meniscus are involved (e.g. knee joint)

Synonym: articulation joint, facies articularis.


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