Ligament, Tendon, Bursa

Ligaments are tough flexible band of connective tissue hold two bones at a movable joint and are important in preventing dislocation.

Ligaments are of two type one mainly composed of collagen fibre and another elastic fibre

 

Tendon  is  a band of fibrous connective tissue  which connects muscle to a bone, the elastic property of tendon functions like that of a spring

Tendons and ligaments work together during movements of individual joints

Bursa is a fluid filled sac lined with synovial membrane. All synovial lined joints will have bursa, this provides cushion between bones and helps in reducing friction and allows free movement. Infection or inflammation of bursa leads to bursitis.