Soft Tissue

These tissues surround, connect, and support bones, structures, and organs of the body.

Soft Tissues Include

  • Tendons (connect muscles to bones)
  • Ligaments (connect bone to bone)
  • Fascia (connective layer that wraps around the entire body, including muscles and organs)
  • Skin
  • Fibrous Tissues
  • Fat
  • Synovial Membranes (compose joint capsules)
  • Muscles (contractile elements)
  • Nerves (connect the body to the brain)
  • Blood Vessels (transports blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body)