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Unformatted text preview: Bind bones tightly together, but allow for growth during youth In middle age, skull bones fuse and are called synostoses Fibrous Structural Joints: Syndesmoses and Gomphoses Syndesmoses :- Bones are connected by a fibrous tissue ligament Movement varies from immovable to slightly variable e.g. the connection between the tibia and fibula, and the radius and ulna Gomphoses :-The peg-in-socket fibrous joint between a tooth and its alveolar socket. The fibrous connection is the periodontal ligament Cartilaginous Joints Articulating bones are united by cartilage They tend to be slightly movable, so they are classified as amphiarthrosis joints using the functional classification system, although some are completely immovable (synarthroses). Lack a joint cavity Two types synchondroses and symphyses...
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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.
- Fall '08