What are tendons? Ligaments? Cartilage?
A tendon is a fibrous connective tissue which attaches muscle to bone. A tendon moves the bone or structure. A ligament is a fibrous connective tissues which attaches bone to bone and usually functions to hold structures together and keep them stable. Cartilage is a hard substance that allows joints to move smoothly and protects against shocks to the body. It is found in joints, the rib cage, and between bones of the back. It protects places where bones rub against each other.