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KNEE JOINT-TIBIAL/MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT

Anatomy-Lower Limb

KNEE JOINT-TIBIAL/MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT

1. Consists of superficial + deep parts.
2. S uperficial part of the MCL - broad, flat band that extends from the medial femoral condyle to the subcutaneous surface of the proximal tibia.
3. It is separated from the tibial condyle by the semimembranosus tendon + bursa.
4. Below this it is separated from the proximal tibial shaft by the inferior genicular vessels + nerve.
5. The anterior margin of the superficial part lies free, whereas the posterior margin is attached to the medial meniscus.
6. The deep part of the MCL is a thickening of the capsule that attaches to the tibia and femur just beyond the articular margins + medial meniscus.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Mysid [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [Accessed 13 Apr. 2019].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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