A ligament is a fibrous restraint between two structures.

anterior cruciate ligament
The anterior cruciate ligament connects the femur bone to the tibia bone and stabilises movement of the two in relation to one another.


Structure of ligaments

Ligaments are composed of many finely packed fibres of collagen.


The cruciate ligaments

Illustrated overview of the position and function of the cruciate ligaments.



Tendon and Ligament Regeneration and Repair: Clinical Relevance and Developmental Paradigm. Yang G, Rothrauff BB and Tuan RS. Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today. 2013 Sep; 99(3): 203–222.

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