tibial collateral ligament

(redirected from medial ligament of knee)

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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