Structural classification

Structural classification - Structuralclassification

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Structural classification Structural classification is based on the  materials that hold the joint together  and whether or not a cavity is present in  the joint. There are three structural  classes: Fibrous joints are held  together by fibrous connective  tissue. No joint cavity is present.  Fibrous joints may be immovable  or slightly movable. Cartilaginous joints are held  together by cartilage (hyaline or  fibrocartilage). No joint cavity is 
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present. Cartilaginous joints may  be immovable or slightly  movable. Synovial joints  are  characterized by a synovial  cavity (joint cavity) containing  synovial fluid. Synovial joints are  freely movable and characterize  most joints of the body. Figure 1  lists other features of a synovial  joint, including the following: Articular cartilage  (hyaline cartilage), which  covers the end of each  bone.
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A synovial membrane, 
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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