The tendon transmits forces to the bone that develop in the muscle, allowing movement and joint stabilization.
The tendon is exposed to large quantities of loads and has the ability to adapt to the loads, in their form and behavior.
A healthy tendon, is bright white, has a fibrolastic texture.
Tendons show a marked variation in shape; They can be rounded ropes, cords or crushed ribbons.
Within the extracellular matrix network, tenoblasts and tenocytes constitute approximately 90% to 95% of the cellular elements of the tendons.