Embryology, anatomy, and function of the anterior cruciate ligament

Orthop Clin North Am. 1985 Jan;16(1):3-14.


Our basic science knowledge predicates all enlightened discussions of anterior cruciate ligament morbidity and the principles of its reconstruction. To provide a framework for this symposium, the salient anatomy, embryology, and biomechanical functions of this complex structure are presented.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Knee Joint* / anatomy & histology
  • Knee Joint* / embryology
  • Knee Joint* / physiology
  • Ligaments, Articular* / anatomy & histology
  • Ligaments, Articular* / embryology
  • Ligaments, Articular* / physiology