The lateral collateral ligament supports the knee joint on its outer aspect, ie the lateral side.

Collateral ligaments

The lateral collateral ligament is also called the fibular collateral ligament because it has an attachment to the fibula bone.


The lateral collateral ligament & the posterolateral corner

The lateral collateral ligament, probably better called the fibular collateral ligament, is one of a number of structures comprising the important area of the knee called the posterolateral corner. 

fibular collateral ligament

Multiligament instability of the knee

An overview of the types of multiligament instability seen in the knee.

Assessment of the collateral ligaments

How the surgeon assesses the collateral ligaments.

Complex injury involving the collateral ligament

When several structures are damaged, decisions about the collateral ligament become more important.




Anatomic Fibular Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Moatshe G, Dean CS, Chahla J, Cruz RS and LaPrade RF. Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Apr; 5(2): e309–e314.

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