Knee joint and related structures

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Ligamentum patellae:

Anteriorly: Ligamentum patella.

Oblique popliteal ligament:

This is an expansion from the tendon of the semimembranosus.


Arcuate popliteal ligament:

Condensation of the fibrous origins of popliteus muscle

Tibial collateral ligament:


Is a capsular thickening.

Fibular collateral ligament:

Extracapsular ligament

(Note the fibular collateral ligament [f.c.l] inserting onto the fibula [f])

Cruciate ligaments

Called cruciate because they cross each other in the saggital plane.


a) Anterior cruciate ligament.

From anterior tibial intercondylar crest to medial surface of the lateral femoral condyle.

b) Posterior cruciate ligament.

From posterior tibial intercondylar crest to lateral surface of medial femoral condyle.





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