popliteal ligament

popliteal ligament

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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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

  • oblique popliteal ligament — n a strong broad flat fibrous ligament that passes obliquely across and strengthens the posterior part of the knee and is derived esp. from the tendon of the semimembranosus muscle compare ARCUATE POPLITEAL LIGAMENT …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • Arcuate popliteal ligament — Infobox Ligament Name = PAGENAME Latin = ligamentum popliteum arcuatum GraySubject = GrayPage = Width = | Caption = From = head of the fibula To = articular capsule MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = l 09 DorlandsSuf = 12492849 The arcuate… …   Wikipedia

  • popliteal ligament arcuate — ligamentum popliteum arcuatum …   Medical dictionary

  • popliteal ligament oblique — ligamentum popliteum obliquum …   Medical dictionary

  • Ligament — Diagram of the right knee. Typical joint In …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Ligament, posterior cruciate — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ligament, anterior cruciate — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

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