Anterior meniscofemoral ligament

Anterior meniscofemoral ligament
Details
FromLateral meniscus
ToAnterior cruciate ligament
Identifiers
LatinLigamentum meniscofemorale anterius
TA98A03.6.08.003
TA21886
FMA76854
Anatomical terminology

The anterior meniscofemoral ligament (ligament of Humphry) is a small fibrous band of the knee joint. It arises from the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus and passes superiorly and medially in front of the posterior cruciate ligament to attach to the lateral surface of medial condyle of the femur.

Anterior meniscofemoral ligament is found in 11.8% of the subjects during MRI scan of the knee.

It may be confused for the posterior cruciate ligament during arthroscopy. In this situation, a tug on the ligament while observing for motion of the lateral meniscus can be used to tell the two apart.[citation needed]

Anterior meniscofemoral ligament, together with posterior meniscofemoral ligament, meniscotibial ligament, and the popliteomeniscal fascicles, stabilises the posterolateral part of the lateral meniscus.


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