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Tendon

Tendon

Tendons are tough, flexible, ropy fibers that connect muscle to bone. Tendons vary in size and shape. And they glide smoothly over muscles as the body moves.

Last Revised: October 16, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

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