The posterior cruciate is one of the two cruciate ligaments which are important in stabilising the knee, and is situated behind the anterior cruciate ligament.


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Anatomical study of the posterior cruciate ligament with the knee flexed at 90°. Cho DK, Rosa SP, Prestes GB, da Cunha LAM, de Moura MFA and Filho ES. Rev Bras Ortop. 2014 Sep-Oct; 49(5): 494–498.

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