oblique popliteal ligament


: a strong broad flat fibrous ligament that passes obliquely across and strengthens the posterior part of the knee and is derived especially from the tendon of the semimembranosus muscle compare arcuate popliteal ligament

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“Oblique popliteal ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oblique%20popliteal%20ligament. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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