Anatomic relation between the posterior cruciate ligament and the joint capsule.

@article{Ramos2008AnatomicRB,
  title={Anatomic relation between the posterior cruciate ligament and the joint capsule.},
  author={Leonardo Add{\^e}o Ramos and Rog{\'e}rio Teixeira de Carvalho and Mois{\'e}s Cohen and Ren{\'e} Jorge Abdalla},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={
          1367-72
        }
}
PURPOSE The aim of this anatomic study on cadavers was to determine the anatomic relation between the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the posterior joint capsule attachment. METHODS Thirty knees were dissected by means of a posterior approach to the knee. The presence of the posterior popliteal ligament and Wrisberg meniscofemoral ligament was observed and a U-shaped capsulotomy was performed while preserving the distal insertion of the ligament. After detaching the PCL and determining… CONTINUE READING
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