Dense connective tissue

Dense connective tissue

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In dense connective tissue there is a predominance of fibroblasts and collagen fibers.

Depending on how these fibers are organized, this fabric can be classified in different ways, as we will see below.


  • not modeled: formed by intertwined collagen fibers, arranged in bundles that do not have fixed orientation, which confers strength and elasticity. This tissue forms the shells of various internal organs, and also forms a dermis, connective tissue of the skin;

  • patterned: formed by collagen fibers arranged in fixed orientation bundles, giving the fabric characteristics of higher tensile strength than that of non-shaped and loose fabrics; It occurs in the tendons, which connect the muscles to the bones, and in the ligaments, which connect the bones to each other.