Diarthroses in the mouse: From different cellular structure to similar joint appearance
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2005
Copyright © 1993 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 236, Issue 2, pages 351–354, June 1993
How to Cite
Livene, E. (1993), Diarthroses in the mouse: From different cellular structure to similar joint appearance. Anat. Rec., 236: 351–354. doi: 10.1002/ar.1092360208
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 OCT 1992
- Manuscript Received: 1 JUN 1992
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The structure and function of two major joints, the humeroscapular and the squamoso-mandibular joints in mice, are compared. The specific roles that these two joints fulfill during early postnatal period are reflected in a different cellular organization observed in them. Following maturation, when similar functional needs are stressed upon these two joints, similar homologous structures are detected in both of them. A possible conceptual explanation for these observations and their relatedness to the human equivalent joints are discussed. © 1993 Wiley-Liss, Inc.