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Types of Joints

Fibrous Joints Articulating bones fastened together by thin layer of dense connective tissue containing many collagenous fibers
Syndesmosis Bones bound by long fibers of connective tissue
Suture Between flat bones, where broad margins of adjacent bones grow together and unite by a thin layer of dense connective tissue
Gomphosis Joint formed by the union of cone-shaped bony process in a bony socket
Cartilaginous Joints Articulating bones connected by hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage
Synchondrosis Bands of hyaline cartilage unite the bones
Symphysis Bones are covered by a thin layer of hyaline cartilage, and the cartilage is attached to a pad of springy fibrocartilage
Synovial Joints Articulating bones surrounded by a joint capsule of ligaments and synovial membranes;ends of articulating bones covered by hyaline cartilage and seperated by synovial fluid
Ball-and-Socket Joint Bone with a globular head that articulates with the cup-shaped cavity of another bone
Condyloid Joint Oval-shaped condyle of one bone fits into the elliptical cavity of another bone
Gliding Joint Flat or slightly curved articulating surfaces
Hinge Joint Convex surface of one bone fits into the concave surface of another
Pivot Joint Cylindrical surface of one bone rotates within a ring formed of bone and fibrous tissue of a ligament
Saddle Joint Between bones whose articulating surfaces have both concave and convex regions
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