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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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- Fall '08
- gomphoses, fibrous structural joints