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I need some assistance with getting started on the following:

- Select a joint in the body. Classify it as specifically as possible (e.g. gomphoses, pivot joint, hinge joint, etc).
- List all muscles, ligaments, tendons, bursa, bones, and cartilage associated with the joint.
- Describe the movements the joint is capable of.
- Describe a disease that can occur in this joint, including causes, treatments, and symptoms.

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So, how do you put this paper together? First of course you need an outline. As this is just a list, identification, it's easy enough. Also, a 2 page paper double-spaced is around 600 words, even less. I think it would best instead to answer this project using an anatomical (muscular layers showing) of the human body, labelling each part according to which joint you have chosen. I suggest the pivot joint. So your outline should be like this:

1. What is the pivot joint - 100 words.
2. The parts of the pivot joint - 300 words.
3. The movement the joint does (including examples - 200 words.

This outline should suffice and you should add an image; I have attached one for you which you can possibly use. Good luck with this assignment. You can also use the listed resources to further your research.

The Pivot Joint

The pivot joint ...

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The solution provides information, assistance, advise and images regarding the Pivot joint (parts, function,movement and other contained elements). An outline for a paper about it is also included.

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