What Are Ligaments? - Definition & Types


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What do ligaments connect in the body?

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1. What are ligaments composed of?

2. What are extracapsular ligaments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combination to assess your understanding of ligaments. Practice questions will ask you about the ligament function, composition, and structure, and ask you to distinguish particular ligaments in the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your ability to:

  • Identify the components of ligaments
  • Explain the function of ligaments
  • Identify extracapsular ligaments
  • Identify the intracapsular ligaments in the knee
  • Define the articular capsule

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson the types of ligaments
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast intracapsular and extracapsular
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ligaments

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled What are Ligaments? - Definition & Types to learn more. Objectives for this lesson are:

  • Defining ligaments
  • Describing the function of ligaments
  • Describing the structure of a joint
  • Defining extracapsular ligaments
  • Defining intracapsular ligaments
  • Explaining torn ligaments