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Arcuate popliteal ligament

Other Terms: Short lateral genual ligament, Ligamentum popliteum arcuatum, Ligament poplité arqué

Parts

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Group

Lower limb joints - Knee

Description

This is a variable set of fibers from the posterior aspect of the fibrous joint capsule. Typically, it has a narrow attachment on the head of the fibula that sends anterior and posterior slips that blend with the joint capsule and attach to the lateral femoral epicondyle and the posterior tibial intercondylar area, respectively.

Function

Stabilizes the posterior aspect of the knee joint.

Latin

Ligamentum popliteum arcuatum

French

Ligament poplité arqué

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