Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified

A)/rqron: joint

A)/rqron, which we call joint, is what the Greeks first called a joining of bones made for movement. Hippocrates often, particularly in his books De fracturis and De articulis, and Galen also in his Commentaries on those books, called the joint the round part of a bone, also named the head, inserted into the hollow or cavity [fossa] [incisura] of the adjacent bone.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified