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J Anat. Oct 1990; 172: 69–79.
PMCID: PMC1257204

Fine vascular anatomy of adult rabbit knee ligaments.

Abstract

The microvascular anatomy of discrete knee ligaments in adult rabbits is described. Epiligamentous plexuses give rise to a limited number of vessels which penetrate deeply into ligament substance. Intraligamentous vessels are usually longitudinally orientated, widely separated linear anastomoses but occasionally complex glomus-like configurations are present. The significance of these findings is discussed in relation to other articular connective tissues and to the possible roles of the intraligamentous microvasculature.

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