What attaches bones to bones and muscles to bones?
Ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, cartilage and skin all play
a part in securing bones to bones and muscles to bones. However,
most bones are connected to other bones by ligaments, and muscles
are connected to bones by tendons.
Ligament attaches bones to bones. Tendon attaches muscle to bones.
There is no "rib muscle." Ribs are bones attached to the vertebral column in the back and the sternum anteriorly. There are muscles attached to the ribs - several, in fact. In between the ribs are the internal and external intercostal muscles, there are the pectoral muscles, the serratus anterior and serratus ventralis, the latissimus dorsi also attaches to the ribs. Internally, the diaphragm attaches to the inferior ribs. Many of the strap muscles of…
I think that bones and muscles work like levers in that muscles provide force (through contraction) while one bone acts as a beam, while another acts as an anchor for a muscle. This other bone may also afford the actual hinge upon which the lever turns (such as the Radius, Ulna, Humerus, and Bicep Muscle Group). This is not always the case, however (in example, muscles used to manipulate the fingers and thumb are located…