Fibrous joint

Fibrous joint

Fibrous joints
Latin Articulatio fibrosa, junctura fibrosa
TA A03.0.00.004
FMA 7492

Anatomical terminology

Fibrous joints are connected by dense connective tissue, consisting mainly of collagen. In these joints the bones are firmly interlocked by irregular hacksaw-like edges. These are fixed joints where bones are united by a layer of white fibrous tissue of varying thickness. The joints between the bones are called sutures. Such immovable joints are also referred to as synarthrosis.


These joints are also called "fixed" or "immovable" joints, because they do not move. These joints have no joint cavity and are connected via fibrous connective tissue. The skull bones are connected by fibrous joints.[1]


  1. "Module - Introduction to Joints". Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  2. Tomco, Rachel. "Fibrous Joints". AnatomyOne. Amirsys, Inc. Retrieved 2012-09-28.

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