Tendones y ligamentos

Los tendones son tejido conectivo fibroso que une los músculos a los huesos. Pueden unir también los músculos a estructuras como el globo ocular. Los tendones sirven para mover el hueso o la estructura, mientras que los ligamentos son el tejido conectivo fibroso que une los huesos entre sí y generalmente su función es la de unir estructuras y mantenerlas estables.Tendones y ligamentos

Revision

Last reviewed 8/14/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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