Joints - Chapter8:JointsandMovement Joints o...

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Chapter 8: Joints and Movement Joints o Joint/articulation: place where 2 bones come together or meet o Named according to bones involved o Classified structurally according to Type pf connective tissue Is there fluid present btwn the joint? Fibrous Joints o Bones are connected by fibrous tissue o No joint cavity o Capable of little or no movement o Sutures Interdigitating bones held together by dense fibrous connective tissue Occur btwn skull bones Newborn: sutures have a membranous area (fontanel) Allows for flexibility during birth for growth of head Eventually ossified o Syndesmoses Consisting of fibrous ligaments o Gomphoses Pegs fit into sockets held together by periodontal ligaments and  regular clllagenous connective tissue Ex. Btwn teeth and sockets of mandible and maxillae o Synostoses Ossification of sutures and joints 2 bones grow together a cross a joint to form a single bone
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