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Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
Short Communications
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Variant attachments of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus

Marian Jakubowicz, Wojciech Ratajczak, Andrzej Pytel
Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):291-292.

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Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
Short Communications
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the occurrence of variants of anomalous insertions of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus in human knee joints. The study was carried out on 78 human lower limbs of both sexes (42 males and 36 females). Out of 78 knee joints, 10 knee joints (12.82%) presented atypical attachments of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus. In 9 cases we found that the anterior horn of the medial meniscus was attached to the transverse ligament of the knee and in 1 case it was attached to the coronary ligament. In the remaining cases the anterior horn of the medial meniscus was attached to the anterior intercondylar area of the tibia.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the occurrence of variants of anomalous insertions of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus in human knee joints. The study was carried out on 78 human lower limbs of both sexes (42 males and 36 females). Out of 78 knee joints, 10 knee joints (12.82%) presented atypical attachments of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus. In 9 cases we found that the anterior horn of the medial meniscus was attached to the transverse ligament of the knee and in 1 case it was attached to the coronary ligament. In the remaining cases the anterior horn of the medial meniscus was attached to the anterior intercondylar area of the tibia.
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Keywords

knee joint; transverse ligament; coronary ligament

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Title

Variant attachments of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 3 (2003)

Pages

291-292

Published online

2003-06-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):291-292.

Keywords

knee joint
transverse ligament
coronary ligament

Authors

Marian Jakubowicz
Wojciech Ratajczak
Andrzej Pytel

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