popliteal vein


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Noun1.popliteal vein - a vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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Left lower extremity duplex ultrasonography was ordered and confirmed the presence of DVT in the superficial femoral vein and popliteal vein.
With US, transverse images are routinely obtained, without and with compression of the common femoral vein (CFV), the femoral vein (FV--formerly known as the 'superficial' femoral vein), and the popliteal vein (PV) along their course with a 5- or 7.
In addition, the common fibular and sural nerve had been entirely separated and the tibial nerve as well as the popliteal vein and artery had been severely damaged.
The two areas compressed included the common femoral vein and the popliteal vein zones.
Other factors contributing to the formation of blood clots during air flight include dehydration from low oxygen, humidity, and cabin pressure (14); prolonged periods of inactivity and lack of blood flow return to the heart (15); bent knees compressing the popliteal vein and creating a potential site for clot formation; and cramped seating causing pressure points along the legs (14).