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Encyclopedia > Enthesis

Enthesis (plural: entheses) is the point at which a tendon inserts into bone, where the collagen fibres are mineralised and integrated into bone tissue. A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. ... Grays illustration of a human femur, a typically recognized bone. ... Collagen triple helix. ...

There are two types:

  • Fibrous entheses
  • Fibrocartilaginous entheses

A disease of entheses is known as an "enthesopathy".

External links

  • Image of enthesis
  • Enthesopathy and Soft Tissue Shadows
  • Entheses and enthesopathy. Anatomical, pathological, and radiological correlation



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