Tendons vs Ligaments
(Similarities and Differences between Tendons and Ligaments)
Tendons and Ligaments are connective tissues* belong to the category of ‘Dense Granular Connective Tissues’. They are the essential component for the proper functioning of the skeletal and muscular system.
Tendons: Tendons are cord-like, strong, inelastic structures that join skeletal muscles to bones.
Ligaments: Ligaments are elastic structures which connect bones to bones in joints.
Similarities between Tendons and Ligaments
Ø Both tendons and ligaments are connective tissues.
Ø Both are dense-granular connective tissues.
Ø Both composed of living cells.
Ø Both contain plenty of collagens.