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Intervertebral Disc: Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent Vertebrae.

Joints

JoVE 10865

Joints, also called articulations or articular surfaces, are points at which ligaments or other tissues connect adjacent bones. Joints permit movement and stability, and can be classified based on their structure or function.

Structural joint classifications are based on the material that makes up the joint as well as whether or not the joint contains a space between the bones. Joints are structurally classified as fibrous, cartilaginous, or synovial. The bones of a fibrous joint are connected by fibrous tissue and have no space, or cavity, between them. Thus, fibrous joints cannot move. Although the skull appears to be a single large bone, it includes several bones that are connected by fibrous joints called sutures. Syndesmoses, the second type of fibrous joint found in the fibula (calf bone), allow more movement than sutures. The third type of fibrous joint, gomphoses, connect teeth to their sockets. The bones of cartilaginous joints are connected by cartilage and permit minimal movement. The two types of cartilaginous joints, synchondroses and symphyses, differ in the kind of cartilage that connects the bones (hyaline cartilage and fibrocartilage, respectively). The epiphyseal plates in the bones of growing children contain synchondroses. Symphyses connect vertebrae as well as the pubic bones. Synovial joints, found in the elbows

 Core: Musculoskeletal System

Synthesis of Thermogelling Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-graft-chondroitin Sulfate Composites with Alginate Microparticles for Tissue Engineering

1Department of Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, 2Department of Biological Sciences, Rowan University, 3Department of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University

JoVE 53704

 Bioengineering

Parallel-plate Flow Chamber and Continuous Flow Circuit to Evaluate Endothelial Progenitor Cells under Laminar Flow Shear Stress

1Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 3School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 4Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center

JoVE 3349

 Bioengineering

Ovine Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Model Utilizing a Lateral Retroperitoneal Drill Bit Injury

1Department of Surgery, Monash University, 2Department of Neurosurgery, Monash University, 3The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, 4Proteobioactives, Pty Ltd, 5Department of Neurosurgery, St Vincent's Hospital, 6Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, 7School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, 8Department of Neurosurgery, Monash Health

JoVE 55753

 Medicine

Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Chronic Spinal Cord Compression

1Department of Orthopedics, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, 2Department of Radiology, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, 3Department of Radiology, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, School of Medicine, South China University of Technology, 4Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Gannan Medical University, 5Department of Orthopedics, Guangzhou Chest Hospital, 6Department of Orthopedics, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, School of Medicine, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou Medical University

JoVE 59069

 Neuroscience

An In Vitro Organ Culture Model of the Murine Intervertebral Disc

1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, 4Department of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

JoVE 55437

 Bioengineering
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