Organ: Joints


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Joints: Any of the various joints connecting two or more bones
Introduction: The point at which two or more bones are connected is called a joint. In all joints, the bones are kept from grinding against each other by padding called cartilage. Bones are joined to bones by strong, elastic bands of tissue called ligaments. Tendons are tough cords of tissue that connect muscle to bone. Muscles work in opposing pairs to bend and straighten joints. While muscles are not technically part of a joint, they're important because strong muscles help support and protect joints. 1
Condition count: 26 ; see list below.
Main condition: Joint conditions
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Joints' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

A

  • Acute rheumatic fever ... joints
  • Ankylosis ... joints
  • Arthritis ... joints
  • Arthrogryposis ... joints

    B

  • Behcet's Disease ... joints
  • Bursitis ... joints

    D

  • Dialysis-related amyloidosis ... joints
  • Dislocation ... joints

    F

  • Fibromyalgia ... joints

    G

  • Gout ... joints

    H

  • Hemochromatosis ... joints

    I

  • Infectious arthritis ... joints

    J

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... joints

    O

  • Osteoarthritis ... joints

    P

  • Polychondritis ... joints
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica ... joints
  • Psoriasis ... joints
  • Psoriatic Arthritis ... joints

    R

  • Reactive arthritis ... joints
  • Relapsing Polychondritis ... joints
  • Rheumatic conditions ... joints
  • Rheumatic fever ... joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis ... joints

    S

  • Sprain ... joints

    T

  • Tendinitis ... joints
  • Tenosynovitis ... joints

    Footnotes:
    1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS

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