- The tissue in question
- Collagen fibers
- This tissue is mainly comprised of collagen fibers that are packed tightly and all run parallel to one another.
- This parallel arrangement, and the collagen fibers, gives this tissue great tensile strength.
- There are a few elastin fibers to give the tissue some resiliency.
- The main cell type for this tissue is the fibroblast (which ‘builds’ the fibers)
- Attaches muscles to bones or other muscles.
- Also makes ligaments that attach bones to bones.
- Withstands great tensile stress when pulling force is applied in one direction.
- Aponeuroses (broad tendinous sheets)