Normal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Anatomy of the Capsular Ligamentous Supporting Structures of the Knee

Lana H. Gimber, Jolene C. Hardy, David M. Melville, Luke R. Scalcione, Andrew Rowan, Mihra S. Taljanovic

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Abstract

Recognition of the normal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearances of the capsular ligaments of the knee is of great importance. These ligaments contribute to stability of the knee joint and are frequently injured. In this article, we describe the normal MR imaging anatomy of the capsular ligaments of the knee including the lateral and medial collateral ligamentous complexes, the extensor mechanism, and the supporting ligamentous structures of the proximal tibiofibular joint. Normal MR imaging findings and important anatomic variants of the neurovascular structures of the knee are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-367
Number of pages12
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Capsular ligaments
  • Extensor compartment
  • Femorotibial
  • Knee
  • Lateral collateral
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medial collateral
  • Neurovascular
  • Normal anatomy
  • Proximal tibiofibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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