Fibular collateral ligament
- Fibular collateral ligament
Name = Fibular collateral ligament
Latin = ligamentum collaterale fibulare
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Caption = Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. (Fibular collateral ligament labeled at center left.)
From = lateral condyle of the femur
To = head of the fibula
DorlandsPre = l_09
DorlandsSuf = 12491936
The Fibular Collateral Ligament (external lateral or long external lateral ligament) is a strong, rounded, fibrous cord, attached, above, to the back part of the lateral condyle of the femur, immediately above the groove for the tendon of the Popliteus; below, to the lateral side of the head of the fibula, in front of the styloid process.
The greater part of its lateral surface is covered by the tendon of the Biceps femoris; the tendon, however, divides at its insertion into two parts, which are separated by the ligament.
Deep to the ligament are the tendon of the Popliteus, and the inferior lateral genicular vessels and nerve.
The ligament has no attachment to the lateral meniscus.
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