popliteal ligament

popliteal ligament

n.
1. A broad fibrous band attached to the lateral condyle of the femur and passing medially and downward in the posterior part of the capsule of the knee joint; arcuate popliteal ligament.
2. A fibrous band that extends across the back of the knee from the insertion of the semimembranosus on the medial condyle of the tibia to the lateral condyle of the femur; oblique popliteal ligament; slanting popliteal ligament.
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Associations have also been observed with the joint capsule, lateral meniscus, posterior cruciate ligament, ligaments of Wrisberg and Humphrey, oblique popliteal ligament, the arcuate ligament complex, and to the head of the fibula (Figure 1) (Jones et al 1995, Kimura et al 1992, Last 1948, Last 1950, Terry and LaPrade 1996, Tria et al 1989, Ullrich et al 2002, Wadia et al 2003, Watanabe et al 2003).