The Histology Guide

Muscle: Tendon

photo of muscle with tendon


Skeletal muscles are attached to bones by tendons.

Look at this image, which shows the junction between a skeletal muscle and its tendon. Histologically, these two tissues are often confused with each other. (Hint - tendons in LS do not have stripes like skeletal muscle.)

Make sure that you can tell them apart.

Tendons are an example of dense regular connective tissue.