meniscofemoral ligament

me·nis·co·fem·o·ral ligament

Either of two bands, anterior and posterior, that extend upward from the lateral meniscus, pass before and behind the posterior cruciate ligament, and reach the medial condyle of the femur.
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also found increased contact pressure for meniscal root injuries on the medial side but noted that tibiofemoral contact pressure was not significantly increased with lateral root injury unless the meniscofemoral ligament was sectioned; they concluded that an isolated lateral root injury without damage to the meniscofemoral ligament might have a better prognosis than its medial counterpart.
Biomechanical consequences of a posterior root tear of the lateral meniscus: stabilizing effect of the meniscofemoral ligament. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg.
Only recently biomechanical studies have been published underlining the importance of the meniscofemoral ligament (MFL) in stabilizing the meniscus root [21].
Meniscofemoral ligaments. As for the anterior and posterior meniscofemoral ligaments, a prevalence of 60% was obtained for the posterior meniscofemoral ligament (Wrisberg), and a prevalence of 30% was obtained for the anterior meniscofemoral ligament (Humphrey).
On retrospective analysis of MRI, it was found that in one case, presence of meniscofemoral ligament was misinterpreted as meniscal tear.
The medial and lateral menisci, the transverse ligament, and the meniscofemoral ligament appear homogenously dark on all pulse sequences.
Close to its posterior attachment it gives off a small band of fibres (fasciculus), hnown as the posterior meniscofemoral ligament, or the ligament of Wrisberg, passing upward and medially to insert into the medial condyle of the femur, immediately behind the attachment of the posterior cruciate ligament.
(4) The meniscofemoral ligaments act as secondary stabilizers to posterior translation of the tibia, with the ligament of Humphrey located anterior to the PCL, and the ligament of Wrisberg located posterior to the PCL.
The meniscofemoral ligaments have already been briefly mentioned in terms of their relationship to the PCL.