Posterior meniscofemoral ligament

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Ligament: Posterior meniscofemoral ligament
Latin ligamentum meniscofemorale posterius
From
lateral meniscus
To
femur
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Posterior meniscofemoral ligament on MRI, coronal
Posterior meniscofemoral ligament on MRI, sagittal
Posterior meniscofemoral ligament (Wrisberg) behind the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus close to its insertion. Sometimes wrongly interpreted as a meniscal tear.

The Posterior meniscofemoral ligament is a small fibrous band of the knee joint. It attaches to the posterior area of the lateral meniscus and crosses superiorly and medially behind the posterior cruciate ligament to attach to the medial condyle of the femur.

It forms with articulatio meniscolateralis anterior articulatio mesicofemoralis which is the upper floor of articulatio genus. It flexes and extends functionally as ginglymus with frontal axis.