Fibrous joint

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A fibrous joint is a joint made of dense collagen that allows little motion between the bones.

There are three types of fibrous joints throughout the body:

Fibrous joints are found holding together together the bones of the cranium - when they are in the skull, they are called sutures. Fibrous joints are also found holding the teeth to the mandible (jaw bone) - these are called gomphoses, or peg-and-socket joints. A third type of fibrous joint holds parallel bones together with limited motion - these are called syndesmoses and are found holding the radius to the ulna, and the tibia to the fibula.

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