Anatomy & Physiology Question #21
Fill in the Blank: Which structure attaches muscle to bone _______, attaches bone to bone ______, and withstands great stress in one direction.
The correct answers are A. & C. Tendons attach muscle to bone tendons. Ligaments attach, bone to bone and withstands great stress in one direction. A tendon is a flexible but inelastic cord of strong fibrous collagen tissue attaching a muscle to a bone. A ligament is a connection between bones to other bones to form joints and not a capsule or aponeurosis.