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Bursae and Tendon Sheaths

I need to know the structure and function of Bursae and Tendon sheaths

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Bursae are saclike structures that are strategically situated to alleviate friction in some joints. The main bursae are found at the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints. They resemble joint capsules in that their walls consist of connective tissue lined by a synovial membrane. They are filled with a synovial-like fluid as well. ...

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This solution explains the structure and function of bursa and tendon sheaths.