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Soft Tissue

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Updated June 16, 2006

Definition: Soft tissue is a term that refers to structures of the body that connect, envelope, support and/or move the structures around it. Examples of soft tissue include:
  • muscle, which supports and moves bones
  • tendons, which connect muscles to bones
  • ligaments, with connect bones to bones
  • synovial tissue, which is the material that makes up joint capsules
  • fascia, which surrounds the musculoskeletal components, giving upright integrity to the human form
  • and other structures such as nerves, blood vessels and fat.
Also Known As: muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia

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