Fibrous joints examples

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Fibrous joints examples

1. Suture – thin layer of dense, fibrous connective tissue that joins skull bones.

–        Sutural ligament

–        Irregular edges add strength

–        synarthrosis

–        Some sutures are replaced by bone as adults: This is called a synostosis.

–        Fontanels in children



2. Gomphosis – cone-shaped peg fits into socket – roots of teeth held in by periodontal ligaments

–        synarthrosis


3. Syndesmosis – amphiarthrosis

–        A fibrous joint in which there is more fibrous connective tissue and bones are not held together as tightly as a suture

–        Forms an interosseous  membrane or ligament


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Category: Anatomy, Medical

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