Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 4 On the Structural Relationships of Bones

Bones that are joined with the aid of no substance

Sutures and harmoniae, however, come together with the aid of no substance other than the structure of the bones. For although the fibers of hard membrane [dura mater encephali] investing the cerebrum cross some sutures, they do not thereby bind them together, just as the cartilages [cartilago articularis] covering bones in joints contribute nothing to the strength of the bones or their connection. Also in older persons, epiphyses are no longer attached to bones with the aid of cartilage acting as glue, but the cartilage is completely gone and they are so attached that, as I previously observed, it is difficult to see the place where they are joined.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 4 On the Structural Relationships of Bones