Semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament bursa

The semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament bursa is located at the posteromedial aspect of the knee at the medial aspect of the semimembranosus tendon. It may also be known more simply as the semimembranosus bursa.

It is distinct from the pes anserinus bursa, which is more closely related to the deep aspect of the pes anserinus tendons.

When filled with fluid, the semimembranosus-tibial collateral bursa has an unmistakable 'inverted-U' shape, which allows its easy identification.

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 16887
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Semimembranosus bursa

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