lateral collateral ligament


lateral collateral ligament
lateral collateral ligament n
1) a ligament that connects the lateral epicondyle of the femur with the lateral side of the head of the fibula and that helps to stabilize the knee by preventing lateral dislocation called also fibular collateral ligament, LCL compare MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT
2) radial collateral ligament

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  • Lateral collateral ligament of ankle joint — Infobox Ligament Name = External lateral ligament of the ankle joint Latin = ligamentum collaterale laterale articulationis talocruralis GraySubject = 95 GrayPage = 351 Caption = The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect. Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) of the knee — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • LCL (lateral collateral ligament) of the knee — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Collateral ligament — can refer to: Fibular collateral ligament Lateral collateral ligament Medial collateral ligament Collateral ligaments of interphalangeal articulations of foot Collateral ligaments of metatarsophalangeal articulations This disambiguation page… …   Wikipedia

  • collateral ligament — n any of various ligaments on one or the other side of a hinge joint (as the knee, elbow, or the joints between the phalanges of the toes and fingers): as a) LATERAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT b) MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT …   Medical dictionary

  • Ligament, lateral collateral knee — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • collateral ligament — noun : any of various ligaments on one or the other side of a hinge joint (as the knee, elbow, or the joints between the phalanges of the toes and fingers) ; especially : either of two ligaments of the knee that help stabilize it by preventing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • collateral ligament of ankle joint lateral — ligamentum collaterale laterale articulationis talocruralis …   Medical dictionary

  • Fibular collateral ligament — Infobox Ligament Name = Fibular collateral ligament Latin = ligamentum collaterale fibulare GraySubject = 93 GrayPage = 341 Caption = Left knee joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. (Fibular collateral ligament labeled at center left.)… …   Wikipedia

  • radial collateral ligament — n a ligament of the elbow that connects the lateral epicondyle with the lateral side of the annular ligament and helps to stabilize the elbow joint called also lateral collateral ligament compare ulnar collateral ligament …   Medical dictionary


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