Tendon

Tendon

Fibrous cords of tissue that connect muscle to bone.

Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)1

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Tendons are the tough but flexible bands of tissue that connect muscle to bones. You have about 4,000 tendons throughout your body. Tendons make it possible for you to bend your knee, rotate your shoulder, and grasp with your hand.

Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)2

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Tendons: Fibrous bands or cords of Connective Tissue at the ends of Skeletal Muscle Fibers that serve to attach the Muscles to bones and other structures.3

Types

Types may include:4

Types of Tendon:

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ summer08/ articles/ summer08pg24-26.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jun2014/ feature2
  3. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  4. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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