The ligament of Wrisberg is the posterior branch of the meniscofemoral ligament.

Page updated February 2024 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)

meniscofemoral ligament
The ligament passes behind the posterior cruciate ligament as it stabilises the back of the lateral meniscus in relation to the medial condyle of the femur. 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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Peer-reviewed papers

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    "...the [meniscofemoral ligaments] serve an important role in protecting the lateral meniscus and augmenting the function of the PCL...In instances in which meniscal preservation is no longer an option, the [meniscofemoral ligaments] might also be considered in meniscal allograft transplantation....Preservation of [these ligaments] in these procedures may help to maintain normal biomechanical function and reduce complication rates."

    Citation: Deckey DG, Tummala S, Verhey JT, Hassebrock JD, Dulle D, Miller MD, Chhabra A. Prevalence, Biomechanics, and Pathologies of the Meniscofemoral Ligaments: A Systematic Review. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2021 Nov 26;3(6):e2093-e2101. doi: 10.1016/j.asmr.2021.09.006. PMID: 34977667; PMCID: PMC8689266.

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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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