The posterior oblique ligament is a structure that considered by some to be part of the medial collateral ligament and by others to be a ligament in its own right.

Posteromedial corner
The posterior oblique ligament (POL) together with other structures of the posteromedial corner.

 

Function of the Posterior Oblique Ligament

It helps to prevent the tibia from sliding too far backwards, and is an important restrained when the posterior cruciate ligament is damaged.

 

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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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