How is it possible that with so many advances in medicine and technology has yet unknown areas of our body? That we wondered to know that just discovered a new ligament in the knee that apparently could be behind one of the most common knee injuries: a torn cruciate ligament.
Those responsible for this finding, which has been published in the “Journal of Anatomy”, were the surgeons of the University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium, who have identified this ligament that until now had only suspicions, ligament anterolateral and have clearly established the structure and function of the joint.
The knee joint
The knee joint is surrounded by four main ligaments crosslinked between the bones of the femur and lower leg, which provide stability and prevent excessive movement of the limbs occurs. However, the anatomy of the knee is very complex and long several international groups have explored the less-defined structures of the joint. (more…)