Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #13


Which structure of the skeletal system connects bones to muscles thereby allowing joint movement?


  1. Fascia
    • Rationale:

      Fascia connects muscles not muscle, not bones to muscles which allows for joint movement.

  2. Tendons
    • Rationale:

      Tendons are the structure of the skeletal system that connects bones with muscles allowing for joint movement.

  3. Cartilage
    • Rationale:

      While cartilage allows for smooth joint movement, it does not connect bones to muscles.

  4. Ligaments
    • Rationale:

      Ligaments connect bones with other bones, not muscles.


Some skeletal system structures connect bones to muscles.


Learning Outcomes

Tendons connect bones to the muscles which allows for joint movement and are composed of connective tissue. They transmit the mechanical force of a muscle contraction to the bones. Tendons are firmly connected to muscle fibres at one end and to components of the bone at its other end.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the structure and function of each answer choice to correctly answer this question.

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