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Flashcards in Major Ligaments of Knee Deck (12):
1

thick and strong; patella to tibial tuberosity

patellar ligament

2

blends with the medial and lateral patellar retinacula

patellar ligament

3

round, cordlike, strong; lateral epicondyle of femur to lateral head of fibula

lateral (fibular) collateral ligament (LCL)

4

tendon of popliteus m. passes deep to it separating it from the lateral meniscus

lateral (fibular) collateral ligament (LCL)

5

not part of the fibrous capsule

lateral (fibular) collateral ligament (LCL)

6

flat band, strong; medial epicondyle of femur to superior medial surface of tibia

medial (tibial) collateral ligament (MCL)

7

attached to medial meniscus *(very important concept)*

medial (tibial) collateral ligament (MCL)

8

most frequently injured knee ligament; injury of the medial meniscus may be concurrent because of attachment

medial (tibial) collateral ligament (MCL)

9

expansion of the semimembranosus m. tendon; reinforces posterior capsule; superolateral to inferomedial

oblique popliteal ligament

10

expansion of posterolateral capsule that arches over popliteus m.

arcuate ligament

11

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posterior knee

12

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anterior knee (LCL and MCL located)