Ghalawat N, Rathee SK
Abstract: Menisco-femoral ligament is one of the most important accessory ligament of the knee. It connects the fibro-cartilagenous menisci of the knee to the intercondylar area of femur. This ligament have both functional and clinical importance. This ligament act in synergy with posterior cruciate ligament. In case of rupture of posterior cruciate ligament, function is performed by posterior menisco-femoral ligament. It is important to have knowledge of this ligament in arthroscopic surgery. Present study was conducted in department of Anatomy in PGIMS Rohtak on 50 human cadaveric knee joint, in which mid-point thickness was measured in both the sex in two age group 20-40years and 41-60years using vernier caliper. Mean thickness was measured which showed no statistically significant difference in the thickness of this ligament in 20-40 years age group, but statically significant difference in the thickness of this ligament was seen in age group 41-60years. Present study showed that thickness of this ligament decreased in males in older age group whereas thickness in females almost remained the same. This showed sexual dimorphism of this ligament in older age group.
Keywords: menisco-femoral ligament, knee joint, meniscus