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Vol 68, No 1 (2009)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2008-11-25
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Anatomy of the posterior cruciate ligament

A. Chwaluk, B. Ciszek
Folia Morphol 2009;68(1):8-12.

open access

Vol 68, No 1 (2009)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2008-11-25
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to explain the architecture of the posterior cruciate ligament because the views on its structure presented in the literature are inconsistent - from those considering it as indivisible to those presenting it as a multifascicular structure. Twenty formalin-fixed ligaments from human knee joints were tested using the preparation technique. All posterior cruciate ligaments clearly divided into the anterolateral bundle and the posteromedial bundle (20/20). In all ligaments, 2 fascicles were identified in the posteromedial bundle (20/20). In most cases, 2 fascicles were also seen in the anterolateral bundle (14/20). Less commonly, it consisted of multiple fascicles (6/20).

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to explain the architecture of the posterior cruciate ligament because the views on its structure presented in the literature are inconsistent - from those considering it as indivisible to those presenting it as a multifascicular structure. Twenty formalin-fixed ligaments from human knee joints were tested using the preparation technique. All posterior cruciate ligaments clearly divided into the anterolateral bundle and the posteromedial bundle (20/20). In all ligaments, 2 fascicles were identified in the posteromedial bundle (20/20). In most cases, 2 fascicles were also seen in the anterolateral bundle (14/20). Less commonly, it consisted of multiple fascicles (6/20).
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Keywords

knee joint; anterolateral bundle; posteromedial bundle

About this article
Title

Anatomy of the posterior cruciate ligament

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 68, No 1 (2009)

Pages

8-12

Published online

2008-11-25

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2009;68(1):8-12.

Keywords

knee joint
anterolateral bundle
posteromedial bundle

Authors

A. Chwaluk
B. Ciszek

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