Ligament Tissue Pathology

  • Simone Cerciello
  • Philippe Neyret
Part of the Orthopaedic Study Guide Series book series (ORTHSTUDY)


Tendons are connective structures with mostly parallel fiber arrangement. Tendons are interposed between muscles and bones and transmit the force generated in the muscles to bone. In this way they are responsible for joint movement. The point of connection with a muscle is called a myotendinous junction (MTJ), and the point of connection with a bone an osteotendinous junction (OTJ). The peculiar anatomic organization and metabolism are responsible for their unique function.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Cerciello
    • 1
    • 2
  • Philippe Neyret
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Casa di Cura Villa BetaniaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Marrelli HospitalCrotoneItaly
  3. 3.Centre Albert-Trillat, CHU Lyon Croix-Rousse, Hospices Civils de LyonLyonFrance
  4. 4.University Lyon 1LyonFrance

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