Sinews (Connective Tissue)

Description

sinews

There are over 900 sinews, tendons, ligaments, and cartilages in the human body.

Tendons are fibrous connective tissue serving for the attachment of muscles to bones and is capable of withstanding tension.

Ligaments are sheets or bands of tough fibrous tissue that connects to bones to bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.  (latin:  tie/bind together).

Cartilage is a stiff and yet flexible connective tissue that forms cushions and connects bones to bones including the joints between the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the elbow, the knee, the ankle, the bronchial tubes, and the vertebrae discs.  It is not as hard and rigid as bone  but is stiffer and less flexible than muscle.  Cartilages help keep the body connected. 

Connective tissue also binds organs together, holding them in place and cushioning them.

Function

Connecting body parts to each other.

Color

White.

Shape

Various string and sheet-like shapes.

Direction

Above and below the waist.

Location

Under the skin and flesh interwoven into the skeleton.

Delimitation

Bordered by the bones below and the flesh above.

Meditation on Sinews