Ligaments of the knee: Medial (inside) view

Illustration of ligaments of the knee: medial (inside) view

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This side view of the knee shows the medial collateral ligament, one of the four ligaments of the knee. The four knee ligaments connect the upper leg bone (femur) with the large lower leg bone (tibia) and stabilize knee movement. The medial collateral ligament helps stabilize side-to-side 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 - Orthopedics

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