tibial collateral ligament

tib·i·al col·lat·er·al lig·a·ment

the broad fibrous band that passes from the medial epicondyle of the femur to the medial margin and medial surface of the tibia; the medial meniscus is attached to its deep surface; it is continuous with (that is, is a thickening of) the fibrous capsule of the knee joint.

me·di·al col·lat·er·al lig·a·ment

(mē'dē-ăl kŏ-lat'ĕr-ăl lig'ă-mĕnt)
A broad, flat band attached superiorly to the medial condyle of the femur and inferiorly to the medial condyle of the tibia; stabilizes the knee joint medially, resisting valgus stress.
Synonym(s): tibial collateral ligament.
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Medially, expansions from the Sartorius and Semimembranosus pass upward to the tibial collateral ligament to strengthen the capsule.
Tibial Collateral Ligament (medial collateral ligament)--this is a broad, flat, membranous band, situated nearer to the back than to the front of the knee joint.
It is fused with the tibial collateral ligament which mahes it far less mobile than the lateral meniscus.
During extension, the femoral condyles glide into a position which causes the complete unfolding of the tibial collateral ligament.
The superficial MCL is the true tibial collateral ligament.
Oubina has already returned to Spain for treatment, an MRI scan having revealed damage to his anterior cruciate ligament, tibial collateral ligament and medial meniscus.