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Inflamed Tendon Anatomy

To better understand tendinitis, it helps to understand the anatomy of the tendons.

Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. When a muscle contracts, the tendons pull on bones, resulting in movement of the joint.

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Inflamed Tendon References
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