Musculoskeletal System Physiology: Ligament Tissue Physiology

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


Human ligaments are dense bands of collagenous tissue (fibers) that bind bone ends, spanning joints. They may be internal or external to the joint capsule ensuring additional stability to articular geometry and active muscular function. They vary in size, shape, and orientation according to their location and bony attachments.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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