|Torn ligaments are strong, fibrous, stretchy tissue that connect one bone to another in the body, and forms a joint. These structures hold the bones together which enables you to walk and move about without falling over. They consist of strands collagen fibers, and their elasticity is arranged in crossing patterns to prevent the joint from becoming loose.
Ligaments support internal organs such as the kidneys, liver, bladder, uterus, diaphragm and breasts. They are also a very important component of the skeletal joints. They control the range of motion of a joint; stabilize the joint by binding the bone ends together to prevent dislocation and movement that may cause injury.