cruciate ligaments

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cru·ci·ate lig·a·ments

(krū'shē-āt lig'ă-mĕnts)
Major ligaments that crisscross the knee in the anteroposterior direction, providing stability in that plane.
See also: Lachman test
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Han, "Effect of donor age on the proportion of mesenchymal stem cells derived from anterior cruciate ligaments," PLoS ONE, vol.
The two important ligaments providing this stability are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the anatomy of which are becoming increasingly known [1-4].
(1) Intra-articular ganglia involving the cruciate ligaments of the knee are relatively uncommon.
It was observed in the sections of right knee's anterior cruciate ligaments and left knee's posterior cruciate ligaments of the same group stained with Orcein-Picroindigocarmine that, the collagen fibers of the anterior cruciate ligament presented very dense, quite tightly and in nested form (Fig.
At least he hasn't suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury after he limped off against Palace.
The cruciate ligaments situated in the middle of the knee joint, nearer to the posterior than anterior surface.
Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs ***
Caption: The cruciate ligaments crisscross at the cat's stifle.
Lateral-compartment bone contusions in adolescents with intact anterior cruciate ligaments. Radiology 1996; 198: 205-8.
Caption: Dogs'knees are usually flexed; their cruciate ligaments are under tension when the dog is standing, holding the femur in place on the angled tibia.
Background: Nowadays, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury has been one of the most common diseases of the knee joint.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear or sprain is considered to be one of the most common sports injuries.