Fosse poplitée - Fossa poplitea

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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:

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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.


Cette définition inclut du texte du site wikipedia - Wikipedia: l'encyclopédie libre . (le 22 Juillet 2004) . FL : Wikimedia Foundation , Inc. Récupéré le 10 Août 2004, à partir http://www.wikipedia.org

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Anatomie générale > Régions du corps humain > Régions du membre inférieur > Région du genou > Région postérieure du genou > Fosse poplitée

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