Comparative study of the size and shape of human anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.

@article{Harner1995ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of the size and shape of human anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.},
  author={Christopher Dechant Harner and G. A. Bligh Livesay and Shinji Kashiwaguchi and Hiromichi Fujie and N Y Choi and Savio L-Y Woo},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={429-34}
}
As an important step toward determination of the function of cruciate ligaments, the cross-sectional shapes and areas of the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, and meniscofemoral ligaments were evaluated in situ within the same knee with use of a laser micrometer system. Measurements were made in eight human cadaveric knees at five levels along the midsubstance of each ligament, with the knee at 0 degree, 30 degrees, 60 degrees, and 90 degrees of flexion. The posterior cruciate ligament was… CONTINUE READING