The fibular collateral ligament of the knee: A detailed review

Young Bin Song, Koichi Watanabe, Elizabeth Hogan, Anthony V. D'Antoni, Anthony C. Dilandro, Nihal Apaydin, Marios Loukas, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs

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The fibular collateral ligament (FCL) is one of the larger ligaments of the knee. The FCL, along with the popliteus tendon, arcuate popliteal ligament, and joint capsule, make up the posterolateral corner of the knee. Recently, there has there been an increased awareness and research on the structures of the posterolateral corner of the knee, particularly the FCL. Studying the detailed structure of the FCL may provide a better understanding that can lead to better diagnosis and treatments following injury. Therefore, this article reviews the FCL, which appears to be the primary restraint to varus rotation but is poorly oriented to resist external rotation of the knee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-797
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Anatomy
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • anatomy
  • biomechanics
  • injury
  • knee
  • leg
  • ligaments
  • surgery
  • thigh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology


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