Ligamento colateral externo

El ligamento colateral externo conecta el extremo del fémur (muslo) con la parte superior del peroné (el hueso delgado que se encuentra próximo a la tibia). Este ligamento proporciona estabilidad contra el estrés de varo, que consiste en una presión aplicada a la pierna que trata de girar lateralmente la parte baja de ésta en la rodilla, hacia la otra pierna. Las actividades que pueden causar esta lesión son el esquí y el fútbol.Ligamento colateral externo

Revision

Last reviewed 6/13/2010 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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