The inguinal ligament is a connective tissue structure in the inguinal area of the body. The ligament consists of a narrow band of fibrous connective tissue with a regular density. More »

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Connective tissue, such as blood and bone, binds and supports other tissues; epithelial tissue, such as skin, covers internal and external body surfaces; muscle tissue creates movement and force; and nervous tissue is th... More »

Elastin is an elastic protein that can be found in the connective tissue in the body, including the lungs, ligaments, skin and elastic cartilage. The protein elastin is very flexible and gives internal organs their elast... More »

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ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, one of four main ligaments of the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament extends diagonally through the center of the knee and, along with the posterior cruciate ligament, allows ... More »

The difference between a tendon and a ligament is that a tendon connects muscle to bone, while a ligament connects two bones. Tendons let your muscles move bones, whereas ligaments stabilize joints. More »

The largest tendon in the foot is the Achilles tendon, and the longest ligament in the foot is the plantar fascia, according to WakeMed Health and Hospitals. The Achilles tendon extends from the calf muscle to the heel a... More »

In medical terminology, the acronym ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, which is a major ligament found in the knee. The ACL is located at the center of the knee and is one of four ligaments that join the femur wi... More »

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