posterior cruciate ligament
noun Date: 1981 a cruciate ligament of each knee that attaches the back of the tibia with the front of the femur and functions especially to limit the backward motion of the tibia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • posterior cruciate ligament — n a cruciate ligament of each knee that is attached medially in back between the condyles of the tibia, that passes upward and forward through the middle of the knee crossing the anterior cruciate ligament to attach to the medial aspect of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Posterior cruciate ligament — Infobox Ligament Name = PAGENAME Latin = ligamentum cruciatum posterius genus GraySubject = 93 GrayPage = 342 Caption = Diagram of the knee Caption2 = From = posterior intercondylar area of the tibia To = medial condyle of the femur MeshName =… …   Wikipedia

  • posterior cruciate ligament — noun See cruciate ligament …   Australian English dictionary

  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Posterior meniscofemoral ligament — Infobox Ligament Name = Posterior meniscofemoral ligament Latin = ligamentum meniscofemorale posterius GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = From = lateral meniscus To = femur System = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = l 09… …   Wikipedia

  • Cruciate ligament (disambiguation) — Cruciate ligaments (from the Latin for cross ) are found in several parts of the body. These include:* anterior cruciate ligament of the knee * posterior cruciate ligament of the knee * cruciate ligament of the densEtymologyIn Classical Latin the …   Wikipedia

  • cruciate ligament — n any of several more or less cross shaped ligaments: as a) either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia: (1) ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (2) POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT b) a complex ligament made up of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cruciate ligament of knee — can refer to: * Anterior cruciate ligament * Posterior cruciate ligament …   Wikipedia

  • Cruciate ligament — Illustration of the ligaments of the knee, including the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments Cruciate ligaments (also cruciform ligaments) are pairs of ligaments arranged like a letter X.[1] They occur in several joints of the body, such as …   Wikipedia

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