Collateral Ligament Stabilizer System Used to Protect Knee Ligaments When Cruciate Ligaments Are Tor

The collateral ligament stabilizer system stabilizes the lateral side of the knee joint, mainly in varus stress and posterolateral rotation of the tibia (long bone located in the lower leg) relative to the femur (the longest and the strongest bone in the body). The system acts as a stabilizer to anterior and posterior tibial translation when the cruciate ligaments are torn. Ligaments are elastic bands of tissue that connect bones and provide strength and stability to the joint. Collateral ligaments of the knee are located on the outside part of the knee joint.