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LIGAMENTS & TENDONS

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LIGAMENTS & TENDONS

1. Ligaments are composed of inelastic, dense connective tissue, mainly collagen fibers (white fibrous tissue) and they attach bone to bone.

2. A second type of ligament is composed of yellow elastic tissue, which regains its former length after stretching - ligamentum flavum between the laminae of the vertebrae.

3. Tendons have a similar structure to collagenous ligaments, and attach muscle to bone.

4. Their blood supply arises from muscles, these vessels anastomose with vessels arising from periosteum at the bony attachments.

5. In long tendons intermediate arteries from neighboring vessels reinforce this anastomosis.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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