The menisco-tibial ligament is a thin, fibrous layer, connecting the outer edge of each meniscus to the plateau at the top of the tibia, just under the cartilage layer.

The structure is also known as the coronary ligament

It serves to :

  • stabilise the meniscus
  • help prevent extrusion of the ligament over the edge of the tibial plateau
  • resist rotational forces

If the ligament tears off the bone - menisco-tibial avulsion - the meniscus may suddenly become unstable.

Synonyms: 
coronary ligament
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An explanation of what it means to have a 'floating' knee meniscus on MRI imaging.

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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Meniscus Avulsion - ebook