- Oblique popliteal ligament
Ligament: Oblique popliteal ligament Right knee-joint. Posterior view. (Oblique popliteal ligament visible at center.) Latin ligamentum popliteum obliquum Gray's subject #93 340 From lateral epicondyle of the femur, lateral condyle of femur To medial condyle of tibia Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492857
The oblique popliteal ligament (posterior ligament) is a broad, flat, fibrous band, formed of fasciculi separated from one another by apertures for the passage of vessels and nerves.
It is attached above to the upper margin of the intercondyloid fossa and posterior surface of the femur close to the articular margins of the condyles, and below to the posterior margin of the head of the tibia.
Superficial to the main part of the ligament is a strong fasciculus, derived from the tendon of the Semimembranosus and passing from the back part of the medial condyle of the tibia obliquely upward and lateralward to the back part of the lateral condyle of the femur.
- Duke Orthopedics oblique_popliteal_ligament
- lljoints at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (postkneejointsuperfic)
- SUNY Labs 17:02-0400 - "Major Joints of the Lower Extremity: Knee Joint"
Joints and ligaments of lower limbs (TA A03.6, GA 3.333) Coxal/hip Knee-jointTibiofemoralPatellofemoral TibiofibularSuperior tibiofibularInferior tibiofibularAnterior tibiofibular · Posterior tibiofibular · Interosseous membrane of leg Joints of footDistal intertarsalOther
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