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Fibrous joint


noun, plural: fibrous joints


A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by a fibrous tissue, mainly collagen. There is no joint cavity, and movement is minimal or no movement is possible.


The dense connective tissue that connects the fibrous joints consists mainly of collagen.

The fibrous joints are classified into three types: (1) sutures, (2) syndesmosis and (3) gomphosis.

Word origin: from the component of the structure + Middle English, from Old French, from past participle of joindre = to join.


Compare: cartilaginous joint, synovial joint.
See also: joint.

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For Mr. Hill

... swelling with intact bone along the entire index finger. There was no joint space narrowing at the proximal interphalangeal joint or any other ... septation and double-layer cell wall. The biopsy revealed predominantly fibrous tissue with prominent chronic inflammation and a focus of necrotizing ...

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by C3
Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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why the bones contract after death?

... with contractile protein(s) can contract or shrink ;) I think it is joints that "shrink" thus take effect on bones attached to them. ... called as junction. Most joints are composed of cartilage, joint space, fibrous capsule, synovium, and ligaments. Of course there is matrix and intercellular ...

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by Dr.Stein
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: why the bones contract after death?
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The Fiber Disease

... graphed feb '77, slow to heal, very painful, lots of pustules, very fibrous, deep dark pitlike lesions with a central black core, strange scabs ... that come and go... severe discomfort in my left temporal mandibal joint after eating which persists until i fast... popping in my ears, ringing ...

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by yyz
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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