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Anterolateral Ligament of Knee
Connective Tissue

Anterolateral Ligament of Knee

Ligamentum genus anterolateralis

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Structure

The anterolateral ligament of the knee is a recently confirmed dense collagenous band at the anterolateral aspect of the knee. It originates at the prominence of the lateral femoral condyle, slightly anterior to the origin of the fibular collateral ligament. It has an oblique course distally, to insert on the anterolateral aspect of the lateral condyle of the tibia, as well as the lateral meniscus at its midpoint (Patel and Brophy, 2018).

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Anatomical Relations

The anterolateral ligament of the knee inserts onto the proximal tibia, halfway between the tubercle of the iliotibial tract (Gerdy’s tubercle) and the head of the fibula (Patel and Brophy, 2018)

Function

It has been hypothesized that the anterolateral ligament of the knee is responsible for controlling the internal tibial rotation (Patel and Brophy, 2018).

List of Clinical Correlates

—Segond fracture

References

Patel, R. M. and Brophy, R. H. (2018) 'Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee: Anatomy, Function, Imaging, and Treatment', The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(1), pp. 217-223.

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