Capsular ligament


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(Anat.) a ligamentous bag or capsule surrounding many movable joints in the skeleton.

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He described the ligament as a "pearly, resistant, fibrous band," and since then, that piece of our anatomy has been variously referred to as the"(mid-third) lateral capsular ligament," "capsuloosseous layer of the iliotibial band" or now, definitively, the "anterolateral ligament.
Until now, the enigma surrounding this structure has been reflected in a variety of confusing names for it, including, as the authors point out, the "(mid-third) lateral capsular ligament," "capsulo-osseous layer of the iliotibial band," or "anterolateral ligament"--and a clear anatomical description had not been forthcoming.
Segond tibial condyle fracture: Lateral capsular ligament avulsion.