What is meniscofemoral ligament?

What is meniscofemoral ligament?

The Posterior meniscofemoral ligament (also known as the ligament of Wrisberg) is a small fibrous band of the knee joint. It attaches to the posterior area of the lateral meniscus and crosses superiorly and medially behind the posterior cruciate ligament to attach to the medial condyle of the femur.

What does the posterior meniscofemoral ligament do?

» The meniscofemoral ligaments (MFLs), consisting of the anterior MFL (ligament of Humphrey) and the posterior MFL (ligament of Wrisberg), as well as the osseous attachment of the meniscal root, stabilize the lateral meniscus, enabling appropriate load transmission and maintenance of contact forces within the lateral …

What is the meniscus in your knee structure and function?

The menisci of the knee are two pads of fibrocartilaginous tissue which serve to disperse friction in the knee joint between the lower leg (tibia) and the thigh (femur). They are concave on the top and flat on the bottom, articulating with the tibia.

What are the names of the Meniscofemoral ligaments that sandwich the PCL at its femoral insertion?

The anterior meniscofemoral ligament (aMFL) which is leaning anterior to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is also known as ligament of Humphrey, and the posterior meniscofemoral ligament (pMFL) leaning posterior to PCL is known as ligament of Wrisberg [1–6].

What is the function of the Arcuate and popliteal ligaments of the knee?

The posterior cruciate ligament and the arcuate ligament have predominant role for the posterolateral stability of the knee. The functional restoration of these ligaments is an important part of the surgical treatment of posterolateral ligamentous injuries.

Why are the cruciate ligaments Extrasynovial?

The cruciate ligaments act to stabilise the knee joint and prevent antero-posterior displacement of the tibia and the femur. These ligaments are intra-articular but because they are covered by synovium they are considered extra-synovial.

What is the oblique popliteal ligament?

The oblique popliteal ligament (OPL) is a large ligamentous structure of the posterior knee and one of the five components of the posteromedial corner (PMC). It mainly prevents hyperextension in the knee 1-3 and in addition, it is thought to prevent excessive external rotation 1.