- The medial collateral ligament, which runs along the inside of the knee joint, provides stability to the inner (medial) part of the knee.
- The lateral collateral ligament, which runs along the outside of the knee joint, provides stability to the outer (lateral) part of the knee.
- The anterior cruciate ligament, in the center of the knee, limits rotation and the forward movement of the tibia.
- The posterior cruciate ligament, also in the center of the knee, limits backward movement of the tibia.
Source: NIAMS (NIH)1
Read about these related anatomy topics:
- Medial collateral ligament
- Knee joint
- Lateral collateral ligament
- Anterior cruciate ligament
- Posterior cruciate ligament
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- Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Knee_Problems/ default.asp
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