Human Anatomy and Physiology
How many ligaments are there in the human body?
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How many ligaments in the human body?
There are over 900 ligaments in the human body. Ligaments connect bones to other bones and provide support to joins and various internal organs. They are made up of tough bands of tissue mostly consisting of collagen. Of the 900 ligaments, 600 are located in a human's extremities (the arms and legs) with 30 in the leg, 10 in the knee joint, 30 in the sole of the foot, and 6 in the toe. There are 70 ligaments from the neck up, 230 in the trunk, 40 in the abdomen, 10 in the pelvic area.