The following section will only briefly describe the lymph nodes that the lymph vessels of the individual joints drain to. I will not include more detailed information, including the paths the lymph vessels take, the deviations from normal behaviour, etc., because I have already described this in a special article in Anatomischer Anzeiger, Vol. 49, 1916, page 512 [9]. Please refer to this article for full details. Only one point should be emphasized: from each individual joint, 2 to 5 lymph vessels arise, merging as they travel away from the joint to form 2 to 3 trunks which form a notable number of coarse networks.

The lymph vessels of the temporomandibular joint, the joints of the shoulder, and the pelvic limbs were injected, and the findings are described in the subsequent sections.


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