Fibrous layer; Fibrous membrane - Membrana fibrosa; Stratum fibrosum


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The fibrous layer (fibrous capsule) is the external layer of the articular capsule is attached to the whole circumference of the articular end of each bone entering into the joint, and thus entirely surrounds the articulation.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Joints; Articular system > Bony joints > Synovial joint; Diarthrosis > Joint capsule; Articular capsule > Fibrous layer; Fibrous membrane