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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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This section of the intervention was completed by manipulating the insertion of popliteus fascia by means of a kneading technique.
It descends along the back of the thigh and the popliteal fossa to the distal border of the popliteus muscle (Ndiaye et al.
Posterolateral corner is stabilised by the arcuate ligament complex which consists of lateral collateral ligament; biceps femoris tendon; popliteus muscle and tendon; popliteal meniscal and popliteal fibular ligaments; arcuate ligament, lateral gastrocnemius muscle and fabellofibular ligaments.
Caption: Figure 5 Securing the popliteus limb of the posterolateral corner reconstruction.
Lastly nearly all entheses of the lower body, with the exception of left popliteus (p = 0.
1) The PLC is comprised of numerous muscular and ligamentous structures, making this a complex anatomical region, (3) however it is most commonly cited that the 3 primary structures which comprise the PLC are the fibular collateral ligament (FCL), popliteus tendon, and popliteofibular ligament (PFL).
A Posterior knee pain can result from a number of issues, such as injury to one or more muscles and tendons that connect to the back of the knee: the biceps femoris tendon (a hamstring tendon); the popliteus muscle/tendon, which rotates the shin bone (tibia); and the gastrocnemius tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the back of the knee.
The common sites involved in knee are the popliteus tendon, cruciate ligaments, and quadriceps tendon.
2) The differential diagnosis of cruciate ligament ganglion cysts and posterior knee pain includes any other intra-articular cysts (eg, meniscal cysts), posterior meniscal tear, popliteus tendinopathy, or neoplasms (eg, hemangioma and synovial sarcoma).
The popliteus tendon ran from the LFC into the articular space between the LFC and LTP instead of running distally around the LFC and LTP.
At the back part of the lateral meniscus it forms a small sac (the sub-popliteal recess) between the groove on its surface and the tendon of the Popliteus.
The posterolateral attachments of the knee: a qualitative and quantitative morphologic analysis of the fibular collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, popliteofibular ligament, and lateral gastrocne mius tendon.