Popliteal muscle - Musculus popliteus

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of the pelvic limb > Popliteal muscle



Origin: Plantar surface of the lateral condyle of the femur by a long tendon that contains a sesamoid bone.

Insertion: Proximal third of the medial border of the tibia.

Action: Flexion of the stifle. Also, the muscle effects inward or medial rotation of the leg relative to the femur.

Nerve: Tibialis

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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