A ligament is a group of dense regular connective tissue made of collagenous fibres which are protected by dense connective tissue sheaths. Ligaments connect one bone to another bones to form joints. The also provide joint stability and prevent movement that might damage a joint.
Figure 8.1 Using Figure 8.1, match the following: 1) Periosteum. Answer: A Diff: 2 Page Ref: 251; Fig. 8.3 2) Articular cartilage. Answer: C Diff: 2 Page Ref: 251; Fig. 8.3 3) Joint (synovial) cavity. Answer: B Diff: 2 Page Ref: 251; Fig. 8.3 4) Synovial membrane. Answer: E Diff: 2 Page Ref: 251; Fig. 8.3
The bones that comprise the knee joint fit together because the lateral condyle of the femur and tibia are both articulated by the lateral meniscus. Both medial condyle of the tibia and femur are articulated by the medial meniscus. The patellar is found within the quadriceps tendon ligament of the knee. What structures are associated with the medial surface of the knee?
3-6: This slide shows a section of a tendon with regularly arranged closely packed collagen fibers running in the same direction. This results in a flexible tissue with great resistance to pulling forces. With its enormous tensile strength, this tissue forms cord like tendons, which join muscles to bones, sheet-like aponeuroses, which attach muscles to muscles or muscles to bones, and ligaments, which bind bones together at joints.
Sometimes your tendon cell can get damaged but if it does happen it will be replaced with an even stronger one.
Several muscles of the upper and lower arm attach at the elbow on the olecranon process. In the posterior compartment of the upper arm, the three heads of the triceps brachii converge into a single tendon that connects
Proximally, (VM) attaches to the proximal femur. Starting at the intertrochanteric line and moving posteroinferiorly to the medial supracondylar line (having passed over the pectineal line and the medial lip of the linear aspera (Drake et al 2013)). Distally the VM attaches to the medial boarder of the patella bone over the knee joint.
As matrix becomes hardened with the calcium salts the embryonic skeleton becomes bone. We are able to move because we have joints and our skeleton supports us and protects our organs. The bones within the skeleton are held together by ligaments and are attached to muscles by tendons. Both