Ligaments are the fibrous tissue that connect bone to bone.[1] The most common type, the articular ligament, is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen fibers. Ligaments connect bones to other bones to form a joint.[2] A common misconception is that they connect muscles to bones, however, that is incorrect, as that is the function of tendons.

See Also


  1. Donche, Dan (2008). FF Trainer Certification Guide. USA: Fatal Fitness. 
  2. Ligaments. Wikipedia (n.d.). Retrieved on 2008-08-09.
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