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 » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

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 » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

According to Medline Plus, MCL stands for medial collateral ligament. The MCL is located on the inside of a human knee. It connects the lower, inner surface of the thigh bone to the upper, inner surface of the shin bone.... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the four primary knee ligaments that stabilize the knee by holding together bones. The ACL is one of the two cruciate ligaments in the knee, with the other being the post... 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 »

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 »