Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences, 1991

TI: Anatomical study on the menisco-femoral ligaments of the knee.

AU: Yamamoto-M; Hirohata-K

AD: Department of Orthopaedics, Kobe University School of Medicine.

SO: Kobe-J-Med-Sci. 1991 Oct; 37(4-5): 209-26

AB: The menisco-femoral ligaments are important accessory ligaments of the knee. They extend from the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus to the lateral aspect of the medial femoral condyle close to the femoral attachment of the posterior cruciate ligament. Most of the authors reported that in some cases these ligaments are absent. But in the 100 knees that we carefully examined, obvious menisco-femoral ligaments were identified in all of the specimens. When the anatomical relationship between the menisco-femoral ligaments and the lateral meniscus is considered, it can be easily speculated that the menisco-femoral ligaments draw the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus in anterior, medial and superior direction during flexion of the knee joint. Thus, the congruency between the lateral meniscus and femoral condyle and the stability of the knee joint increase.

Published Bimonthly by Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan