popliteal space


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popliteal space

[päp′lid·ē·əl ′spās]
(anatomy)
A diamond-shaped area behind the knee joint.
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The knee sleeve and wrap incorporate breathable, ultra-lightweight Smart-Zone compression fabrics that direct moderate compression for anatomic support where needed, and light compression over the patella and the popliteal space at the back of the knee for a non-binding fit.
Deep muscle fascia was also cut in order to expose the popliteal space through the knee.
These telangiectasias are bright red horizontal streaks that cause the eyes to look "bloodshot" and eventually involve the rest of the conjunctivae, eyelids, adjoining facial regions, external ears, neck, and antecubital and popliteal spaces.