Articulation, from the Latin word articulatio, is
the act and the result of articulating: the union or
combination of different elements that grants a certain freedom to each one. An
articulation, in this framework, can be the link that is established between two
pieces and that enables the movement of both.
DigoPaul, a joint is called a mobile
or fixed joint that establishes one bone with another, with cartilage
or with teeth. These joints allow people and animals to carry out mechanical
movements and the body to have greater plasticity and elasticity.
If we take into account what is the degree of mobility of the joint in
particular, we must emphasize that three different types are established:
- The mobile or synovial ones, which offer a great range of movement to the
bones and which are the ones that predominate in the human body.
-The semi-mobile, which have little mobility and are joined through what is a
-The immobile, also known as synarthrosis. They are rigid and therefore have no
mobility. We find some of those joints in areas such as the nose or the brain.
In the knee and elbow, for example, there are joints. It is called arthrology medical
specialty dedicated to the analysis of the joints, which may undergo various
disorders: arthritis (generated by wear of cartilage), arthritis (inflammation
of a joint) and others.
However, we cannot overlook the existence of another long list of problems
and pathologies that can affect the joints. We are referring to some such as the
-Dislocations, which are injuries that are identified by the fact that the
joints come out of the bones.
-Bursitis, which is an inflammation of a fluid bag that protects the joint.
-Sprain, which is one of the most common pathologies that take place with the
joints. It occurs when a movement is made to damage them, specifically the
ligaments and capsules they have. The result of this situation is that the joint
swells forcefully, so it will be necessary for it to be treated by the
doctor. In the most forceful cases, you will choose to use plaster or even
In the same way, we must not forget other conditions that affect the joints
such as hip dysplasia, tenosynovitis, rupture of the meniscus...
The botanical also appeals to the notion of articulation to
designate the binding of different parts of the plants. There
are joints between the trunk and the branches and between the branches and the
petiole, to name a few cases.
On the other hand, articulation is the pronunciation of the terms and
the position and displacement of the organs when speaking. Through phonation,
the human being sets in motion a series of muscles and
structures that allow the emission of intelligible sounds: that is, the
articulation of words.
In the field of music, finally, articulation is linked to
how the transition between sounds is made.