Região poplítea - Poples



The popliteal fossa (sometimes referred to colloquially as the knee pit, or poplit) is a shallow depression located at the back of the knee joint. The bones of the popliteal fossa are the femur and the tibia.

The boundaries of the fossa are:

superior and medial: the semimembranosus muscle

superior and lateral: the biceps femoris muscle

inferior and medial: the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle

inferior and lateral: the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle and plantaris muscle

The roof is formed by (from superficial to deep):

The floor is formed by:


Structures within the popliteal fossa include, (from superficial to deep):

It is of note that the common fibular nerve also begins at the superior angle of the popliteal fossa.

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