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Ligaments of the knee joint

LigamentProximal attachmentDistal attachmentNotes
Lateral Collateral ligament From: lateral femoral condyle To: lateral head of fibula Splits the tendon of insertion of Biceps Femoris into two at the head of the fibula
Medial Collateral ligament From: medial femoral epicondyle To: medial meniscus, medial tibial condyle and upper fourth of shaft Deep fibres attach to medial meniscus
Anterior Cruciate ligament From: Anterior part of tibial intercondylar area To: posterior part of the medial surface of lateral condyle of femur prevents forward translation of tibia in relation to femur
Posterior Cruciate ligament From: Posterior part of tibial intercondylar area To: anterior part of the lateral surface of the medial femoral condyle NB lateral meniscus sends a slip to the PCL PCL prevents posterior translation of tibia in relation to femur
Patella ligament From: apex of the patella To: tibial tuberosity Common quadriceps tendon attaches to base of patella
Oblique Popliteal ligament From: tendon of semimembranosus To: lateral femoral condyle This is an extension of the semimembranosus tendon
Transverse ligament From: anterior part of one menisci To: the corresponding part of the other meniscus A meniscomeniscal ligament
Arcuate Popliteal ligament medial part - to posterior part of the intercondylar area of tibia, lateral part - to back of lateral femoral condyle head of fibula strengthens lower lateral joint capsule
Meniscofemoral ligament Arises as a slip from the lateral meniscus, then spils into two to run anterior and posterior to the PCL Ends on the medial femoral condyle in association with the PCL
Created by: georgealbertjnr