Human Anatomy and Physiology : Help with Tendon and Ligament Physiology

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Human Anatomy and Physiology

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #35 : Skeletal And Articular Physiology

Which of the following structures connects a muscle to a bone?

Possible Answers:

Fascia

Joint

Ligament

Tendon

Correct answer:

Tendon

Explanation:

While ligaments are used to connect a bone to another bone, tendons are used to attach muscles to bones. Tendons are made of collagen and are able to withstand great amounts of tension.

Joints refer to the general articulation between two bones can house several different structures. Tendons and ligaments often play key roles in joint mobility and stability. Fascia is the region of connective tissue found between and around muscles and can help anchor them to other nearby muscles or organs.

Example Question #2 : Help With Tendon And Ligament Physiology

Which of the following describes the difference between ligaments and tendons?

Possible Answers:

Tendons connect bone to bone, whereas ligaments connect bone to muscle

Tendons connect nerves to bone, whereas ligaments connect bone to bone

Tendons connect bone to bone, whereas ligaments connect nerves to bone

Tendons connect bone to muscle, whereas ligaments connect bone to bone

Tendons connect nerves to bone, whereas ligaments connect nerves to muscles

Correct answer:

Tendons connect bone to muscle, whereas ligaments connect bone to bone

Explanation:

Tendons are formed at the ends of muscles, and are a compact version of muscle. The tendon connects the muscle to the bone to allow flexing and extension motions, transferring the force of muscle contraction to the bone to cause movement. Ligaments connect bone to bone and provide further support to the bones and skeleton by stabilizing joints.

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: