lateral collateral ligament

noun

Medical Definition of lateral collateral ligament

1 : a ligament of the outer knee that connects the lateral epicondyle of the femur with the lateral side of the head of the fibula and that helps to stabilize the knee by preventing lateral dislocation

called also fibular collateral ligament, LCL

— compare medial collateral ligament sense 1
2 : radial collateral ligament

called also LCL

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“Lateral collateral ligament.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20collateral%20ligament. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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