Joints - Classification by Tissue Joining Bones
Joints can also be classified by the type of tissue connecting the bones of the joint.
- Fibrous Joints: The bones of these joints are connected by fibrous ligaments only.
- Cartilaginous Joints: The bones involved in cartilaginous joints are joined by some type of cartilage.
- Synovial Joints: These joints are freely moveable and are characterized by a joint cavity between the bones that has a synovial membrane and is lubricated with synovial fluid.
We will discuss each of these types of joints in more detail on the following screens.