A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendons are similar to ligaments; both are made of collagen. Ligaments join one bone to another bone, while tendons connect muscle to bone.
Keeping this in consideration, which is worse broken bone or torn ligament?
Bones Heal Better Than Ligaments and Tendon. Breaking any of bone, ligament or tendon is a painful thing. We should avoid them as much as possible. The short answer is because bone has plenty of blood supply to it compared to ligament/tendon, which have very little and ligament/tendons are more complex to rebuild.
What is difference between ligaments and tendons?
Tendons may also attach muscles to structures such as the eyeball. A tendon serves to move the bone or structure. A ligament is a fibrous connective tissue which attaches bone to bone, and usually serves to hold structures together and keep them stable.
How long will it take to heal a torn ligament?
Treatment of a ligament injury varies depending on it's location and severity. Grade I sprains usually heal within a few weeks. Maximal ligament strength will occur after six weeks when the collagen fibres have matured. Resting from painful activity, icing the injury, and some anti-inflammatory medications are useful.