Anatomy of the anterolateral ligament of the knee.
This study is the first to provide a detailed anatomical description of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the human knee. The ALL is found to be a distinct ligamentous structure showing consistent origin and insertion site features in 97%of the dissected specimens. Given its suggested role in common knee instability patterns such as the pivotshift, the precise anatomical knowledge of this enigmatic structure delivered by this study could be highly relevant for clinical practice. However, further research is needed to establish the function of the ALL and to determine its role in clinical knee injuries > from Claes et al.; Journal of Anatomy 223 (2013) 321-328. All rights reserved to the Anatomical Society.