Ligament of the knee attaching to posterior tibial plateau and anterior lateral aspect of femoral condyle. It provides stability in keeping the lower leg from going backward.
An internal ligament of the knee joint originating from the medial femoral condyle and inserting into the notch of the posterior tibia. Function: stabilizes the tibia on the femur
The ligament inside the knee that keeps the lower large leg bone (tibia) from sliding backward under the upper leg bone (femur). This ligament is the least likely to stretch or tear. If it does get injured, it's generally from a hyperextension, but the ACL usually gets injured first.
works in concert with the ACL. It prevents the tibia from sliding backwards under the femur.
the ligament, located in the center of the knee, that controls backward movement of the tibia (shin bone).
also known as PCL; a knee ligament that originates at the bottom of the femur (thighbone) and crosses over the ACL; responsible for stabilizing the knee.
This ligament prevents posterior subluxation of the tibia on the femur. It runs between the lateral aspect of the medial femoral condyle to it point of insertion below the joint line on the posterior aspect of the tibia.
A primary stabilizing ligament of the knee that provides significant stability and prevents displacement of the tibia backward within the knee joint. A complete tear of this ligament necessitating reconstruction could require up to 12 months of rehabilitation.
A ligament that prevents the tibia from sliding backwards under the femur. The PCL is most often injured by a direct impact, such as in an automobile accident or football tackle. BACK
The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is larger and stronger than the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). It passes backwards and downwards from the bottom of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (shin bone). Its main purpose is to prevent the tibia slipping backwards on the femur.
The posterior cruciate ligament (or PCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. It connects the posterior intercondylar area of the tibia to the of the femur. This configuration allows the PCL to resist forces pushing the tibia posteriorly relative to the femur.