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Why could injury or illness to a tendon affect the ability of the attached muscle to move a bone?
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Attachment to bone
The muscle which is the engine of joint movement can only function through its attachment to the bone by way of the tendon.
While there are many distinct types of tendons, some broad and others narrow, they are always the interface between muscle and bone.

In brief: Attachment to bone
The muscle which is the engine of joint movement can only function through its attachment to the bone by way of the tendon.
While there are many distinct types of tendons, some broad and others narrow, they are always the interface between muscle and bone.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: They are connected
Muscles arise from one bone then blend into a tendon to attach to the next bone.
This muscle tendon unit is the motor unit that makes joints move. If any part or insertion is injured it could effect the funtion of the whole muscle unit system.

In brief: They are connected
Muscles arise from one bone then blend into a tendon to attach to the next bone.
This muscle tendon unit is the motor unit that makes joints move. If any part or insertion is injured it could effect the funtion of the whole muscle unit system.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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