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Lateral Meniscotibial Ligament (Left)
Connective Tissue

Lateral Meniscotibial Ligament (Left)

Ligamentum meniscotibiale laterale

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Structure

The meniscotibial ligaments, or coronary ligaments of the knee, attach the outer inferior margins of the menisci to the tibial plateaus. They are part of the fibrous layer of the articular capsule of the knee.

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Function

The meniscotibial ligaments are responsible for stabilizing the menisci of the knee joint. Although they anchor the menisci to the tibia, they also allow a controlled amount of anterior and posterior translation.

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Meniscotibial Ligament

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Disruption of the meniscotibial ligament results in a “floating” meniscus or an avulsed meniscus.

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