Tendons and ligaments--an overview.

  title={Tendons and ligaments--an overview.},
  author={Mike Benjamin and Jim R. Ralphs},
  journal={Histology and histopathology},
  volume={12 4},
The structure, range of functions, blood supply, nerve supply, biochemical composition and development of tendons and ligaments are reviewed. The importance of their cells is often overlooked because of the obvious role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in determining the physical properties of tendons and ligaments. However, it is emphasised that tendon and ligament cells have elaborate cell processes that form a three dimensional network extending throughout the extracellular matrix. The… CONTINUE READING
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