Ligaments of the knee: Posterior (back) view

Illustration of ligaments of the knee: posterior (back) view

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This back view of the knee shows three of the four ligaments of the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament is not shown; it is behind the posterior cruciate ligament. The four knee ligaments connect the upper leg bone (femur) with the large lower leg bone (tibia) and stabilize knee movement.

Last Updated: May 16, 2008

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Freddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

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