Arcuate popliteal ligament

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Arcuate popliteal ligament
Details
Latin Ligamentum popliteum arcuatum
From
Head of the fibula
To
Articular capsule of the knee
Identifiers
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12492849
TA A03.6.08.014
FMA FMA:44596
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; one goes over popliteus muscle and attaches to the intercondylar area of the tibia, the other to the lateral epicondyle of the femur and blends there with the lateral head of gastrocnemius muscle.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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