The fibrous joints are further divided into three types:
- Sutures are found between bones of the skull. In fetal skulls the sutures are wide to allow slight movement during birth. They later become rigid (synarthrodial).
- Syndesmosis are found between long bones of the body, such as the radius and ulna in forearm and the fibula and tibia in leg. Unlike other fibrous joints, syndesmoses are moveable (amphiarthrodial), albeit not to such degree as synovial joints.
- Gomphosis is a joint between the root of a tooth and the sockets in the maxilla or mandible.
- "Module - Introduction to Joints". Retrieved 2008-01-29.