There are four main knee joint ligaments the lateral collateral ligament lcl medial collateral ligament mcl anterior cruciate ligament acl and the posterior cruciate ligament pcl collectively their main function is to restrain knee movement in order to provide joint stability 1 . The knee ligaments connect the thigh and shin bones femur tibia and work together to control how the knee moves to keep it stable and prevent injury there are two pairs of ligaments in the knee collateral ligaments mcl lcl found either side of the knee cruciate ligaments acl pcl found in the middle of the joint. Ligaments of the knee 1e by c s lewis file id a92478 freemium media library to drain the knee joint is a hinge type synovial joint which mainly allows for flexion and extension and a small degree of medial and lateral rotation it is formed by articulations between the patella femur and tibia in this article we shall examine the anatomy of the knee joint its articulating surfaces ligaments . ligaments of the knee a 11 23 2018 835 views 46 7 question sessionligament injuries of the knee ft dr mark miller orthobullets team knee sports ligaments of the knee listen now 1713 min 11 11 2019 61 plays
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