The nuchal ligament is a ligament located in the back of the neck that extends from the base of the skull to the upper back. It is found in most mammals, though many animals, aside from humans and ungulates like sheep an... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

Kyphosis affects the muscles of the upper back and neck. Kyphosis is defined by MedlinePlus as a back deformity that produces rounding of the shoulders and a slouching or hunchbacked appearance. More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

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 »

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 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 »

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