Fibrous joints

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 16 Nov 2021

Fibrous joints are a type of joint where the bones are joined by strong fibrous tissue rich in collagen. These joints allow for very little movement (if any) and are often referred to as synarthroses.

Examples

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: cranial suture
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  • Figure 2: gomphosis
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  • Figure 3: syndesmosis
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