Lateral collateral ligament of the knee
The lateral collateral ligament (also known as the fibular collateral ligament) is a cord-like ligament on the lateral aspect of the knee. It originates from the lateral femoral epicondyle and inserts at the head of the fibula. The tendon of the popliteus, a bursa and the lateral inferior geniculate vessels and nerve run deep to the lateral collateral ligament. Unlike the medial collateral ligament, it is not attached to the knee capsule or lateral meniscus and as such is more flexible and less susceptible to injury1.