Connective Tissue, the most widespread and abundant type of tissue in the human body.
Any tissue in our body that connects one part to another is connective. Here are the different types of Connective Tissues.
Flexible and rubbery, not as rigid as bone, and not as soft as muscle; connects bone to bone. Does not contain blood supply, and that is the reason why cartilage injuries either never heal or take long time to heal. Example – Vertebral column, knee.
It is tough and band like, it is a fibrous tissue and it does not contain blood supply; connects muscle to bone. An injury to a tendon can lead to complete impairment of movement, because tendons and muscles work together to move the bones)
They are tough, slightly elastic and fibrous; connects bone to bone. They have very little blood supply and that’ why they heal, but they can take years to heal.
It is very similar to a tendon but it is very thin and flat. It can connect either bone to bone or muscle to muscle.
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