posterior ligament


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The 29-year-old damaged the posterior ligament in his knee during the drawn Leinster semi-final against Galway.
The Blues skipper met a surgeon in Manchester yesterday to discuss the damage he sustained to the posterior ligament in his left knee during the defeat at Fulham on Sunday.
If he's lucky it will be his posterior ligament, rather than the anterior," said physio Paul Gough.
Probably one of the most debilitating (though not common) injuries involves the ligaments, usually the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which forms a cross deep inside the knee with its sibling, the posterior ligament, and keeps the femur from sliding off of the tibia.
This modality can be utilized as well for suspected ligamentous injury, such as disruption of the posterior ligament complex, but generally is not done acutely if there is no neurologic deficit.
The other function is to stop a particular type of rotation of the shin bone, so if you snap your anterior cruciate ligament - the posterior ligament break is much less common - it then leads to instability of the knee so it can move abnormally forward and back and rotationally, which is why it's so common among footballers who are continually changing direction.
The 27-year-old strained his posterior ligament colliding with a post while denying Tim Cahill a goal during the recent 2-2 home draw with Everton.
The Portugal star suffered posterior ligament damage during the shameful 4-1 surrender to Unirea Urziceni at Ibrox on Tuesday night.
The Blues stricken skipper will see a specialist tomorrow in Manchester to fully determine how badly the posterior ligament in his left knee has been injured.
I had nicked the posterior ligament but had the knee cleaned up and expected to be okay," Coops said.
Everton's injuryproblems deepened this week with Phil Neville set to discover today the extent of the injury to the posterior ligament in his left knee.

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