Posterior cruciate ligament

The posterior cruciate ligament, also in the center of the knee, limits backward movement of the tibia.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)1

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A strong ligament of the knee that originates from the anterolateral surface of the medial condyle of the femur, passes posteriorly and inferiorly between the condyles, and attaches to the posterior intercondylar area of the tibia.2

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A fibrous band extending between the posterior intercondyloid fossa of the tibia and the anterior lateral region of the medial condyle on the femur to prevent the knee from moving posteriorly.3

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  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): Health_Info/ Knee_Problems/ default.asp
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  4. ibid.

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