Section through occipitosphenoid synchondrosis of an infant.
Where the connecting medium is hyaline cartilage, a cartilaginous joint is termed a synchondrosis. An example of a synchondrosis joint is the first sternocostal joint (where the first rib meets the manubrium). In this example, the rib articulates with the manubrium via the costal cartilage. (The rest of the sternocostal joints are synovial plane joints.)
Such joints are found between the epiphyses and diaphyses of long bones, between the occipital and the sphenoid, and for some years after birth, between the petrous portion of the temporal and the jugular process of the occipital bone.
- "Module - Introduction to Joints". Retrieved 2008-01-29.