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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.

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