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What do the collateral and cruciate ligaments of the knee do?

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The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the knee joint.

From: Knee Injuries and Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain on MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain on MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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