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Ligaments and tendons.  tough fibrous band of connective tissue that serves to support the internal organs and hold bones together in proper articulation.

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1 Ligaments and tendons

2  tough fibrous band of connective tissue that serves to support the internal organs and hold bones together in proper articulation at the joints.connective tissuebonesjoints Encyclopedia Britannica Online, 2014

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4  Ligaments of the knee joint are often the most commonly known e.g. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

5  Tissue that attaches a muscle to other body parts, usually bones. Tendons are the connective tissues that transmit the mechanical force of muscle contraction to the bones; the tendon is firmly connected to muscle fibres at one end and to components of the bone at its other end. Tissuemusclebones connective tissuesmusclebone Encyclopedia Britannica, 2014

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7  The most commonly known tendon is the Achilles tendon. A tendon is positioned at each end of each muscle.

8  Ligaments connect bone to bone  Tendons connect muscle to bone

9  Most skeletal muscle is attached to bone on its ends by tendons. As the muscles contract, they exert force on the bones, which help to support and move our body along with its appendages.  In most cases, one end of the muscle is fixed in its position, while the other end moves during contraction.  The origin is the attachment site that doesn't move during contraction, while the insertion is the attachment site that does move when the muscle contracts. Education Portal 2014

10  The insertion is usually distal, or further away, while the origin is proximal, or closer to the body, relative to the insertion. For example, one could say the wrist is distal to the elbow. Conversely, you can say the elbow is proximal to the wrist. We will learn these anatomical terms in the coming weeks.

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12 In each square you need to write the name of a bone or ligament, tendon, origin or insertion. We will then swap the bingo cards around the room and I will call out names and if they are on your card you need to cross them off. Once you have crossed your whole card out, you yell bingo!


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