Ligamentum mucosum

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Amir Rezaee et al.

The ligamentum mucosum, also known as the infrapatellar plica, is an embryological remnant of a synovial septum. It originates from the anterior intercondylar notch and broadens as it traverse the infrapatellar (Hoffa's) fat pad to attach to the inferior pole of the patella. It may connect to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 38879
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Infrapatellar plica

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    Case 1: ligamentum mucosum injury
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