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Arcuate popliteal ligament

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Arcuate popliteal ligament

Arcuate popliteal ligament
Latin Ligamentum popliteum arcuatum
From Head of the fibula
To Articular capsule of the knee
Anatomical terminology

The arcuate popliteal ligament is an extracapsular ligament of the knee. It is Y-shaped and is attached to the head of the fibula. From there it goes to its two insertions; the medial one goes over popliteus muscle and blends with the oblique popliteal ligament, the lateral one to the Lateral epicondyle of the femur and blends there with the lateral head of gastrocnemius muscle.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • lljoints at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (postkneejointsuperfic)
  • Anatomy photo:17:02-0400 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Major Joints of the Lower Extremity: Knee Joint"

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