Band (anatomy)

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Ligaments or ligaments ( lat. Ligamenta , singular ligamentum ) are cord-like structures in anatomy .

In the moving system bands are usually low stretchable fibrous connective tissue , the movable parts of the bone skeleton connect, but the mobility of the joints to a functionally meaningful level limit ( tape guide or tape inhibition ). Ligaments connect bones to bones, whereas tendons connect bones to muscles . These ligaments are essentially made up of collagen . Ribbons will be stretched beyond its natural level addition (z. B. at spraining a joint), it can be stretched ligaments or ligament tears come.

In addition, the term is also common for certain folds of the serosa to suspend internal organs.

In biology , the connection between the two shell parts in mussels is also known as a ligament or lock strap.


Ligaments of the ankle

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