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A ligament connects ________.

  1. a. bones at a joint
  2. b. a muscle to a bone
  3. c. a muscle to a tendon
  4. d. a tendon to bone

Summary Introduction

Introduction: A structure which helps to attach between the bones in our body for the movement are collectively called as joints. The joints are mainly classified into three types- cartilaginous joints, synovial joints, and fibrous joints. The dense, regular connective tissue contains densely packed collagen fibers which are arranged in parallel. Tendons and ligaments are the cords of dense, regular connective tissue.

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Tendons and ligaments are the cords of dense, regular connective tissue. The tendons functions to connect the skeletal muscles to bones whereas the ligaments join bone to bone. The most common joints present in our body that are freely moveable are the synovial joints. The joints like hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, and wrists together constitute the synovial joints. Ligaments are the dense connective tissue present in the synovial fluid that functions to join adjacent bones. The bones of a synovial joint are firmly holed by these ligaments and some of them can even form a capsule around the joint. The lubricating synovial joint is secreted with the help of this capsule’s lining.

Option a. is given as “bones at a joint”.

Ligaments are made up of dense, regular connective tissues that are present in the synovial fluid which helps to join the adjacent bones...

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