b. White Fibrocartilage. Exceptionally tough and resilient, it is found in pads or
disks between the vertebrae where it provides a cushioning effect. It attaches tendons
and ligaments to hyaline cartilage and is also found where limited movement occurs (for
example, between the articular surfaces of the bones of the skull).
c. Yellow or Elastic Cartilage. More flexible and elastic than true hyaline
cartilage, it occurs where movement of cartilaginous structures is necessary. An
example of this is found in the epiglottis. Elastic cartilage is also found in the larynx,
external ear, and eustachian tube.
a. General. Bones of the skeleton meet in areas called joints or articulations.
According to the amount of movement they permit, joints are classified as immovable,
slightly movable, and freely movable (figure 1-15).
Figure 1-15. Types of joints