The popliteofibular ligament connects the popliteus tendon to the top of the fibular bone, in the area at the back of the knee known as the posterolateral corner.

posterolateral corner
The popliteofibular ligament is a stabiliser, helping to prevent abnormal rotation of the knee joint.

An 'interpretation' of a 2006 medical article outlining the important anatomy of the important posterolateral corner of the knee, and the surgical procedures that are relevant there.

An 'interpretation' of a 2004 medical publication explaining the complex anatomy of the very difficult posterolateral corner - an area where injuries are often missed by doctors.



Fultonius' PCL and PFL reconstruction.

4 mos. post op -- pain when extending, crunching when flexing.


The role of the popliteofibular ligament in stability of the human knee. A biomechanical study. Veltri DM, Deng XH, Torzilli PA, Maynard MJ and Warren RF. Am J Sports Med. 1996 Jan-Feb;24(1):19-27.

The Role of the Peripheral Passive Rotation Stabilizers of the Knee With Intact Collateral and Cruciate Ligaments: A Biomechanical Study. Vap AR, Schon JM, Moatshe G, Cruz RS, Brady AW, Dornan, GJ, Turnbull TL and LaPrade RF. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 May; 5(5): 2325967117708190.

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