arcuate popliteal ligament

arcuate popliteal ligament
arcuate popliteal ligament n a triangular ligamentous band in the posterior part of the knee that passes medially downward from the lateral condyle of the femur to the area between the condyles of the tibia and to the head of the fibula compare OBLIQUE POPLITEAL LIGAMENT

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  • Oblique popliteal ligament — Ligament: Oblique popliteal ligament Right knee joint. Posterior view. (Oblique popliteal ligament visible at center.) Latin ligamentum popliteum obliquum Gray s …   Wikipedia

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  • Ligament — A ligament is a tough band of connective tissue that connects various structures such as two bones. Ligament is a fitting term; it comes from the Latin ligare meaning to bind or tie. * * * 1. A band or sheet of fibrous tissue connecting two or… …   Medical dictionary

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