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(Anatomy) anatomy a muscle in the leg


(pɒpˈlɪt i əs, ˌpɒp lɪˈti-)

n., pl. -lit•e•i (-ˈlɪt iˌaɪ, -lɪˈti aɪ)
a flat, triangular muscle at the back of the knee.
[1695–1705; < New Latin, = Latin poplit- (s. of poples) knee joint, back of the knee + -eus -eous]
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The articular branch responsible is derived from the oblique descending branch innervating the popliteus muscle.
Because of their small size and variable location, the popliteus, plantaris, and fibularis tertius (absent in some people) nerves were not always identified.
The semimembranosus originates on the ischial tuberosity and inserts through five distal expansions on the posteromedial aspect of the tibia: oblique popliteal ligament, posterior capsule and posterior horn of the medial meniscus, posterior oblique ligament, aponeurosis of the popliteus muscle, and an anterior portion, which passes beneath the medial collateral ligament.
I continued to have physio on what was originally a hamstring tear, which caused the popliteus muscle to become inflamed," Harrington, who has slumped to 43 in the world rankings, said on his website.
The posterolateral corner (PLC) is made up of the fibular collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, and popliteofibular ligament.
Garnett's pain, Rivers said, is caused by a different injury, a strained popliteus tendon in the back of his right knee that the team thought would heal with rest.
The popliteus tendon also contributes to lateral stability and should be evaluated for injury on knee MRI, but will not be discussed further in this article.
Examination for trigger points in the popliteus muscle involves palpation of its muscle belly and proximal tendon of attachment.
Two patients sustained tears of the popliteus tendon and two extended tears into the iliotibial band.
A lateral meniscus tear, a loose piece of bone or tissue in the joint, or a severe popliteus tendon injury can usually be found on MRI, which is normal in your case.
Type 1 fractures extend from an extra-articular location at the junction of the posterior femoral shaft and the proximal aspect of the femoral condyle superiorly to the posterior aspect of the condylar articular surface inferiorly, such that the popliteus tendon insertion and the lateral head of the gastrocnemius origin remain attached to the condylar fragment.
With further flexion, the ITB, LCL, and the popliteus tendon cross one another at a single point.