The meniscotibial ligament is a thin, fibrous layer, connecting the outer edge of each meniscus to the plateau at the top of the tibia.

relationship of meniscus to capsule
The ligament attaches the meniscal rim to the tibia bone, and stabilised the meniscus and the joint.

 

Function of the meniscotibial ligament

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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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

The role of the meniscotibial ligament in posteromedial rotational knee stability. Peltier A, Lording T, Maubisson L, Ballis R, Neyret P and Lustig S. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Oct;23(10):2967-73. doi: 10.1007/s00167-015-3751-0. Epub 2015 Aug 12.


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