ACL and PCL attachment sites

anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) attachment sites

The cruciate ligaments arise from the intercondylar notch of the femur, insert on to the tibial plateau, and serve as major stabilizers of the knee joint. The ACL follows a course parallel to the roof of the intercondylar notch arising from the medial surface of the lateral femoral condyle and attaching on the anterior aspect of the tibial spine. The PCL arises from the lateral surface of the medial femoral condyle and attaches at the posterior surface of the tibial plateau. It gently curves between the posterior femur and the posterior tibia.


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