lateral ligamentous complex

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1 Structures in the lateral aspect of the knee that contribute to its stability. The complex includes the lateral collateral ligament, the iliotibial tract, biceps femoris tendon, the popliteus tendon, and the arcuate ligament.

2 Structures within the lateral aspect of the ankle that contribute to its stability. They include the anterior talofibular ligament, the posterior talofibular ligament, and the calcaneofibular ligaments intimately bound to the peroneal tendon sheath. See also ankle sprain.

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