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Human ligaments classification: a new proposal

G.K. Paraskevas
Folia Morphol 2011;70(2):61-67.

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Vol 70, No 2 (2011)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2011-06-01
Submitted: 2012-06-27

Abstract

A high concern exists among physicians about surgically important ligaments such as cruciate and collateral ligaments of the knee, patellar ligament, tibiofibular syndesmosis, collateral ligaments of the ankle, and coracoclavicular ligament. However, the classification of the ligaments is insufficient in the literature, due to their origin from connective tissue. A new classification is proposed, based on various parameters such as the macroscopic and microscopic features, the function and the nature of their attachment areas. (Folia Morphol 2011; 70, 2: 61–67)

Abstract

A high concern exists among physicians about surgically important ligaments such as cruciate and collateral ligaments of the knee, patellar ligament, tibiofibular syndesmosis, collateral ligaments of the ankle, and coracoclavicular ligament. However, the classification of the ligaments is insufficient in the literature, due to their origin from connective tissue. A new classification is proposed, based on various parameters such as the macroscopic and microscopic features, the function and the nature of their attachment areas. (Folia Morphol 2011; 70, 2: 61–67)
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Keywords

ligaments; classification; Nomina Anatomica

About this article
Title

Human ligaments classification: a new proposal

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 70, No 2 (2011)

Pages

61-67

Published online

2011-06-01

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2011;70(2):61-67.

Keywords

ligaments
classification
Nomina Anatomica

Authors

G.K. Paraskevas

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