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Unformatted text preview: Cartilaginous Joints Cartilaginous joints have two bones bound to each other by cartilage. The synchondroses and symphyses are cartilaginous joints. Synchondroses are bones joined by hyaline cartilage. An example of a synchondrosis is the costal cartilage attaching the ribs to the sternum. Symphyses are bones joined by fibrocartilage . Only a slight amount of movement between these joints is possible. Symphyses can be found between the pubis bones and in the intervertebral discs. Bony Joints Bony joints have two bones fused completely by osseous tissue. These are more properly known as synostoses . These types of joints can be found in the epiphyseal line in adults and between the left and right mandibles (two mandibles are present at birth) and the left and right frontal bones (two frontal bones are present at birth). Synovial Joints Synovial joints are bones that are separated by a space called a joint cavity. These are by far the most movable of the joints. The increase in movement at these joints requires elaborate structures most movable of the joints....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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