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Saturday 24 February 2018


Definition: A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension.

Tendons are similar to ligaments; both are made of collagen. Ligaments join one bone to another bone, while tendons connect muscle to bone.

They are associated to a tendon sheath .

Pathology : tendinopathies

- injury
- rupture
- inflammation : tendinitis
- alteration / degenerescence : tendinosis

See also

- locomotory system