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.
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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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In the same section of the knee joint tibial collateral ligament was ongoing and inserted with joint capsule, and right next to it, the transverse section of tibial nerve surrounded by connective tissue sheaths called perineurium and epineurium were seen (Fig.
According to fibular collateral ligament, collagen fibers of patellar ligament and tibial collateral ligament were observed to be thicker.
Right knee of 17 weeks old fetus; cross-section of the tibial collateral ligament (TCL) and the tibial nerve (TN) (Masson-Trichrome staining, x10) (B).
Tibial collateral ligament (TCL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is observed coronasagitally with 3 T (Tesla) MR s taken from 17 weeks old fetus (E).
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.
The superficial MCL is the true tibial collateral ligament. The deep layer is contiguous with the meniscofemoral and meniscotibial ligaments of the medial meniscus.
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.