How are the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments named? What is the function of the anterior...
How are the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments named? What is the function of the anterior cruciate ligament? Based on the function, it prevents the tibia and femur moving in what directions?
There are four major ligaments located in the knee, the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, medial collateral and lateral collateral ligaments. They each have a specific function in the knee to block excessive ranges of motion. Ligaments are passive stabilizers, meaning that they cannot contract like a muscle, but can only work to detect and prevent the stretching of the knee.
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The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are named based on where they attach to the tibia. So, the anterior cruciate ligament attaches on the...
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Understand a ligament definition in anatomy. Learn about ligament function and structure,, and explore types of ligaments, including extrascapular and intracapsular.
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