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synarthrosis
immovable
amphiarthrosis
slightly movable
diarthrosis
freely moveable
Fibrous joints
some, slightly movable, synarthrotic
Sutures
connective tissue fibers penetrate articulating bones; only in skull
Syndesmosis –
cord or sheet connective tissue; movement vary
Gomphosis –
peg in socket joint fibrous joint; tooth and alveolar socket
Cartilaginous joints –
articulating bones are joined by cartilage
Synchondrosis –
a bar or plate of hyaline cartilage; bone growth epiphyseal plate
Symphysis –
pad or disc of fibrocartilage between; intervertebral disc; pubic
Synovial joints –
most joints; articulating bones separated by fluid filled cavity
Articular cartilage –
hyaline cartilage on opposing bone surfaces; spongy cushions
Joint (synovial cavity) –
formed by the articular capsule; contains synovial fluid
. Synovial fluid –
in synovial cavity; blood filtrate from capillaries synovial membrane
Reinforcing ligaments
reinforce and strengthen the synovial joint