fibrous joint

fibrous joint

A fibrous joint: coronal suture of the skull.

A fibrous joint, also called a synarthrosis, is a type of joint in which the articulating surfaces of the bones are joined by fibrous tissue and thus very little movement is possible. The degree of movement depends on the length of the collagen fibers uniting the bones. The sutures of the vault of the skull and the inferior tibiofibular joints are examples of fibrous joints.