tibial collateral ligament

(redirected from medial ligament of knee)

tib·i·al col·lat·er·al lig·a·ment

[TA]
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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