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New ligament 

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Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. This ligament appears to play an important role in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.”

And perhaps iliotibial band syndrome? I don’t see any obvious relevance to ITBS — this new ligament is a little low for that — but I’ll be mulling it over. Regardless, it’s a fun discovery. Contrary to what people assume, “basic” anatomy is still a work in progress.

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