Bones are connected to one another and held together by ligaments. Sports Medicine says that ligaments are strong bands of tissue that hold bones in complete alignment, preventing the skeleton from being turned... More »

Synarthrosis joints are joints that hold bones firmly together so that no movement is permitted at the joint. The gomphoses that connect the teeth to the skull, and the sutures of the cranium, are each examples of synart... More » Science Human Anatomy Bones

The strong nuclear force holds the particles of an atom's nucleus together. The subatomic particles affected by the strong force are called nucleons and consist of protons and neutrons. More »

The periosteum serves several functions including anchoring tendons and ligaments, assisting the passage of blood into and out of the bone and assist in growth of the bones. The periosteum is an important part of the ske... More »

According to WebMD, cracking noises from the knees are caused by uneven spots in the cartilage between bones, ligaments tightening as the joint moves or the joint lining moving over bones. In any of these cases, knee cra... More »

Structures in the spine include the vertebrae, intervertebral disks, spinal cord, ligaments and facet joints. The stacked vertebrae are aligned by ligaments and muscles and separated by intervertebral disks, according to... More » Science Human Anatomy Bones

The spinal column consists of 33 stacked vertebrae connected and aligned by various ligaments and muscles, according to the Mayfield Clinic. The spine is the structural backbone for the musculoskeletal system. It protect... More » Science Human Anatomy Bones