Ligamentum mucosum

The ligamentum mucosum, also known as the infrapatellar plica, is an embryological remnant of a synovial septum. It originates from the anterior intercondylar notch and broadens as it traverse the infrapatellar (Hoffa's) fat pad to attach to the inferior pole of the patella. It may connect to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

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Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 38879
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Infrapatellar plica

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: ligamentum mucosum injury
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