The “Oblique Popliteal Ligament”: A Macro- and Microanalysis to Determine If It Is a Ligament or a Tendon

@inproceedings{Benninger2012TheP,
  title={The “Oblique Popliteal Ligament”: A Macro- and Microanalysis to Determine If It Is a Ligament or a Tendon},
  author={Brion L Benninger and Taylor Delamarter},
  booktitle={Anatomy research international},
  year={2012}
}
Introduction. This study investigated the importance of the "oblique popliteal ligament" (OPL), and challenges its alleged ligament status. The currently named OPL is indigenous to the distal semimembranosus (SMT); therefore, by definition is not a ligament inserting from bone to bone. Clinically, a muscle-tendon unit is different then a ligament regarding proprioception and surgery. Methods. Literature search was conducted on texts, journals and websites regarding the formation of the OPL… CONTINUE READING

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