WHAT IS A TENDON?
A tendon is a strong band of tissue that connects your muscles to bones. They’re made of collagen, making them fibrous and able to withstand tension. Tendons transmit force generated by your muscle to allow movement at a joint.
The thickest tendon in the body is the Achilles tendon that runs down the back of the calf to the heel. The longest tendon is the plantaris tendon — it is also part of the calf. The smallest tendon, the stapedius tendon, is found in the inner ear.