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articulation
joint, the place of contact between bones, between bone and cartilage, or between bones and teeth
arthrology
the scientific study of joints
mobility and stability of joints
an inverse relation
fibrous joint
occurs where bones are held together by dense regular connective tissue
cartilaginous joint
occurs where bones are joined by cartilage
synovial joint
has a fluid-filled, synovial cavity that separates the articulating surfaces of the bones, and these articulating surfaces are enclosed within a capsule
synarthrosis
an immovable joint
amphiarthrosis
slightly movable joint
diarthrosis
freely movable joint
summary of joint classifications
see table 9.1
gomphosis
"peg in a socket", only example is individual teeth in a socket
sutures
immovable fibrous joints found only between certain bones of the skull
synnostoses
obliterated sutures in the skull due to fusion between the two bones
syndesmoses
fibrous joints in which articulating bones are joined by long strands of dense regular connective tissue only (radius and ulna, tibia and fibula)
interosseous membrane
syndesmoses bound to each other side by side by a broad ligamentous eheet