European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 21 - Number 4
Eur J Anat, 21 (4): 309-313 (2017)

Sesamoid bone of the medial collateral ligament of the knee joint

Omar M. Albtoush, Konstantin Nikolaou, Mike Notohamiprodjo

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Karls Eberhard Universität Tübingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

ABSTRACT The variable occurrence of the sesamoid bones supports the theory stating that the development and evolution of these bones are controlled through the interaction between intrinsic genetic factors and extrinsic stimuli. In the present article we report a sesamoid bone at the medial collateral ligament of the knee joint, a newly discovered finding in human and veterinary medicine.

Keywords: Sesamoid – MCL – Knee – Fabella – Cyamella

European Journal of anatomy
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