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.

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Synonyms: 
coronary ligament
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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