The ligament of Wrisberg is the posterior branch of the meniscofemoral ligament that passes behind the posterior cruciate ligament as it stabilises the back of the lateral meniscus in relation to the medial condyle of the femur.

meniscofemoral ligament
The complex anatomy here increases the risk of MRI mis-interpretation.

 

Meniscofemoral ligament

The two arms of the meniscofemoral ligament come together where they attach at the back of the lateral meniscus.

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A discussion of the differences between the two menisci in terms of their mobility, and what this means in terms of meniscus injury patterns.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Anterior and Posterior Meniscofemoral Ligaments: MRI Evaluation. Bintoudi A, Natsis K and Tsitouridis I. Anat Res Int. 2012; 2012: 839724.

Biomechanical Consequences of Lateral Meniscal Posterior Root Avulsions: Influence of the Meniscofemoral Ligaments and Anterior Cruciate Ligament on Tibiofemoral Contact Mechanics Geeslin AG, Civitarese DM, Turnbull TL, Dornan G, Fuso F and LaPrade RF. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015 Jul; 3(7 suppl2): 2325967115S00111.


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