Tendon Poem (anatomy)

Muscles moving body’s bone,
But muscles never work alone,
arm cartoon
Tendons tend to help them out,
Or else we couldn’t move about…
tendon cartoon
Connective tissue,
Works for free,
Never asks us for a fee…
dollar bill cartoon
Connects our muscle to our bone,
‘Cause bones ain’t movin’ on their own!
Tendons, muscles with bones too…
3 body parts that help move you!!

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What is a Tendon?

Tendons are the tissues that connect muscle to bone. Similar to ligaments (which connect bones to bones), they are fibrous and strong.

The Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles of the calf to the heel bone, is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. It’s about 6 inches (15 centimeters long).
achilles tendon

Inflammation of tendons is a common ailment (especially for athletes in sports that require repetitive movements) and is called Tendinitis.

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