Anterior cruciate ligament

The anterior cruciate ligament, in the center of the knee, limits rotation and the forward movement of the tibia.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)1

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Anterior cruciate ligament. A ligament in the knee that crosses from the underside of the femur to the top of the tibia. The ligament limits rotation and the forward movement of the tibia.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)2

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A strong ligament of the knee that originates from the posteromedial portion of the lateral condyle of the femur, passes anteriorly and inferiorly between the condyles, and attaches to the depression in front of the intercondylar eminence of the tibia.3

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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Knee_Problems/ default.asp
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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