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6.2 Structural Classification

Fibrous joints – the bones are held together by fibrous, collagen-rich fibres, and lack a synovial cavity.

Cartilaginous joints – the bones are held together by cartilage, and again have no synovial cavity.

Synovial joints – the bones forming these joints have a synovial cavity. This is a fluid-filled capsule of connective tissue that allows cushioning and greater range of movement.