Cartilage is an important structural component of the body. It is a firm tissue but is softer and much more flexible than bone. Cartilage is a connective tissue found in many areas of the body. Cartilage helps in bone to bone ligation.
Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to bones at joints
A tendon is a flexible but inelastic cord of strong fibrous collagen tissue attaching a muscle to a bone.