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joint classifications

structural and funtional classifications
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Synarthrosis
an immovable joint (structural fibrous joint)
amphiarthrosis
slightly movable joint ( structural cartilaginous)
Diarthrosis
A freely movable joint ( all diathroses (plural) are synovial joints
Fibrous joints
there is no synovial cavity and the bones are held together by a dense irregular connective tissue the sutures hold the skull bones together are fibrous joints
Cartilaginous
there is no synovial cavity and the bones are held together be cartilage the pibic symphyses is an example of a cartilaginous joint
synovial joints
the bones forming the joints have a synovial cavity and are united by the dense irregular connecrive tissue of an articular capsule and often by acessory ligaments