Talk:Suture (joint)

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Two pages relate to 'suture' - both are medically biased. Even this page on 'cranial suture' relates specifically to human anatomy, whereas any creature with a cranium has a cranial suture. The word actually has a broader meaning. The suturing, or 'iterated invagination' of an ammonite shell for instance.. e.g.

I'm not sufficiently knowledgeable to edit this page - but it seems remarkably biased to a medical interpretation, as does the other page for 'suture'.


This article does indeed focus on the anatomy of the human cranium. This does not make it "medically biased". (We also practice medicine (albeit veterinary) on other species with crania). Why not add references to broader definitions of the term "suture"? Preacherdoc 16:01, 13 July 2006 (UTC)Preacherdoc.
I support "Richard"'s point. This page is biassed towards: cranial sutures, although suture exists in other anatomical locations (e.g. crurotarsal ankle); a particular method of forming a suture (Sharpey's fibres), although other methods are known (e.g. iterated invagination); verterbrates, although sutures are found among invertebrates (e.g. ammonites). On the other hand this article goes into quite a lot of detail about the structure of the vertebrate cranium (especially human).
I therefore propose to:
  • Create an article titled "Suture (anatomical)". This will: define "suture" in generalised terms, e.g. "a fairly rigid joining of two or more hard elements of an animal, without significant overlap"; quote examples of sutures from a wide range of contexts (the ones I know are cranial, ammonites and crurotarsal ankles); outline methods by which sutures are created (possibly merge with the examples). The examples will be illustrated by images.
  • Check the links I've found to "Cranial suture" and change them where appropriate.
  • Edit "Cranial suture" to make it clear that it refers to a a sub-topic of the more general topic.
  • Transfer the disambiguation links from "Cranial suture" to the new article "Suture (anatomical)".Philcha 10:03, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Redirects to this article are needed ![edit]

These phrases absolutely do need to be redirected to this article:
skull suture, sutures of the skull, suture of the skull, and cranial suture. The writers of articles should not have to hee-haw around to figure out what these are called in the Wikipedia: suture (joint). How about suture (cranial joint) and suture (skull joint) also ? (talk) 16:48, 6 April 2010 (UTC)