Chap 8 CBIO 6 - Cartilaginous Joints: Synchondroses A bar...

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Cartilaginous Joints: Synchondroses A bar or plate of hyaline cartilage unites the bones All synchondroses are synarthrotic Examples include: –Epiphyseal plates of children –Joint between the costal cartilage of the first rib and the sternum Cartilaginous Joints: Symphyses • Hyaline cartilage covers the articulating surface of the bone and is fused to an intervening pad of fibrocartilage Amphiarthrotic joints designed for strength and flexibility Examples include intervertebral joints and the pubic symphysis of the pelvis Synovial Joints Those joints in which the articulating bones are separated by a fluid-containing joint cavity All are freely movable diarthroses e.g. all limb joints, and most joints of the body Synovial Joints: General Structure Five distinguishing features : 1. Articular cartilage covers the ends of the articulating bones. 2. The joint (synovial) cavity is a space that is filled with synovial fluid.
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course CBIO 2200 taught by Professor Wenzel during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Chap 8 CBIO 6 - Cartilaginous Joints: Synchondroses A bar...

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