Definition of Knee ligaments

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Knee ligaments: Ligaments are strong, elastic bands of tissue that connect bone to bone. They provide strength and stability to the joint.

Four ligaments connect the femur (the bone in the thigh) with the tibia (the larger bone in the lower leg):

Other ligaments are part of the knee capsule, which is a protective, fiber-like structure that wraps around the knee joint. Inside the capsule, the joint is lined with a thin, soft tissue, called synovium.


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