Knee Ligaments

Name & Function  Origin & Insertion
Medial collateral ligament (MCL): stabilizes the medial aspect of the knee joint Medial femoral epicondyle & proximal tibia
Lateral collateral ligament (LCL): stabilizes the lateral aspect of the knee joint Lateral epicondyle & fibular head
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL): prevents anterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur Lateral femoral condyle & intercondylar eminences of the tibia
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL): prevents posterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur Medial femoral condyle & tibial sulcus

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