Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sharpey's Fibres

We just learned about the ligament.

We know that tendons connect muscles to bones.
The part where the tendon is actually connected to the bone is tied to the bones with something called Sharpey's Fibres.

These are made of collagen, and they are tied into the outer parts of the bone so that the muscle stays connected.

(from: wikipedia - sharpey's fibres)

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