Joints - Joints Classification of Joints: - Structural...

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Joints Classification of Joints: - Structural Classification: Fibrous, Cartilagenous & Synovial Joints - Functional Classification: o Synarthroses: immovable joints (sutures. ..) o Amphiarthroses: slightly movable joints (symphyses. ..) o Diarthroses: freely movable joints (most joints) Fibrous Joints: bones joined by fibrous tissue; no joint cavity - most are immovable or slightly movable - sutures: between bones of the skull o joined with short connective tissue fibers. .. in middle age, connective tissue ossifies forming synostoses - syndesmoses: bones connected by ligament; immovable or slightly movable o lower leg (tibia & fibula) - gomphoses: peg in socket joint; only example is tooth in bony alveolar socket o connected by short periodontal ligament Cartilagenous Joints: bones joined by cartilage; no joint cavity - synchondroses: bones joined by hyaline cartilage; almost always synarthrotic o examples are epiphyseal plates in long bones of children, joint between costal
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