The anterior cruciate ligament. A functional analysis based on postmortem studies.

@article{Furman1976TheAC,
  title={The anterior cruciate ligament. A functional analysis based on postmortem studies.},
  author={Wyndol Furman and Jennifer L Marshall and F G Girgis},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1976},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={179-85}
}
In forty fresh human cadaver knees the function of the anterior cruciate ligament and of its two component parts, the posterolateral part and the anteromedial band, were studied by cutting these ligaments and others in different sequences and combinations and then manually stressing the knees. The anterior drawer sign cannot be obtained unless the anteromedial band is severed. The postolateral part and the medial collateral ligament are, respectively, the secondary and tertiary restraints… CONTINUE READING