New Knee Ligament Discovered

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Surgeons at the University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a new knee ligament. How they’ve missed it over all these years, I have no idea, but it’s called the Anterolateral Ligaement (ALL), and they’ve found that it works in conjunction with the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). You can read the full article HERE:


Belgian doctors are the first to provide a full anatomical description of the ligament after a broad cadaver study using macroscopic dissection techniques. Their research shows that the ligament, called the anterolateral ligament (ALL), was noted to be present in all but one of the 41 cadaveric knees studied. Subsequent research shows that pivot shift, the giving way of the knee in patients with an ACL tear, is caused by an injury in the ALL ligament.

QUESTION: What are your thoughts on this new discovery?