Tendons, also referred to as sinew, are hard clusters of gristly connective tissues that connect muscles to the bones of the skeletal system. They are strong and fibrous, bearing up a good amount of tension. This cluster of fibrous tissues helps in a wide range of motions. They actually act as intercessory between the muscles and therefore generate the motion of the bones. Tendons work together with the muscles of the human body and hold the entire skeletal frame together.
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Fibrous tissues that attach bones with bones are called “Ligaments”. They basically serve as connectors, attaching the ends of bones together at joints. These hard and dense, yet supple, connective tissues come in a variety of shapes and sizes in order to assist, strengthen and stabilize the joints. Ligaments support body movement, allowing stretching and bending of limbs and joints. Peritoneal ligaments, articular ligaments and fetal remnant ligaments are the three major categories of ligaments.
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