Learning Modules - Medical Gross Anatomy
Introduction to Joints - Page 10 of 22


Cartilaginous Joints - Symphyses

Symphyses are the second type of cartilaginous joint. These are permanent cartilage unions characterized by fibrocartilage disks separating bones covered by hyaline cartilage. These are strong amphiarthroses (slightly moveable joints). Examples of symphyses are the pubic symphysis and the joints between vertebral segments with their tough intervertebral disks.

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