popliteus


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popliteus

[päp′lid·ē·əs]
(anatomy)
The ham or hinder part of the knee joint.
A muscle on the back of the knee joint.
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Transcutaneous stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve (tibial nerve name distal to the lower border of popliteus muscle) was also reported to improve the conditions of overactive bladder in children (Patidar et al.
Injuries involving the posterolateral corner assessed according to the involvement of lateral collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, fabellofibular ligament, arcuate ligament by the hyperintense signals and bulkiness of the structures in T2 and PD weighted images, and discontinuity in the fibres in various grades of ACL injured knees.
popliteus Medial surface of proximal tibia Joint Biomechanical Function Shoulder Arm abduction and rotation Arm rotation Arm rotation; adduction; extension Elbow Forearm extension Elbow flexion Elbow flexion and forearm supination Elbow flexion Wrist Wrist and finger abduction; adduction; extension Forearm pronation; wrist flexion and abduction; finger flexion Hip Hip extension; knee flexion and lateral rotation Hip abduction and medial rotation Hip abduction and medial rotation Hip flexion Lateral rotation and adduction of thigh Knee Foot and knee flexion Leg flexion and extension Knee rotation and flexion Table 5.
The FCL, PFL, popliteus tendon, and all other osseous and soft tissue structures were reported to be normal.
The popliteus tendon was running on the articular surface of the LTP and had a similar appearance to the posterior segment of the lateral meniscus (Figure 2(c)).
Fibular Collateral Ligament (lateral collateral ligament)--this is a strong, rounded, fibrous cord, attached to the back part of the lateral condyle of the femur, immediately above the groove for the tendon of the Popliteus, passing downwards to the lateral side of the head of the fibula, in front of the styloid process.
Pes tendons were retracted anterior while medial gastrocnemius along with popliteus was retracted posteriorly to approach the posteromedial aspect of tibia.
Eccentric strengthening for the popliteus muscle and functional activities were introduced starting with jogging, cutting and other football specific activities.
Because of their small size and variable location, the popliteus, plantaris, and fibularis tertius (absent in some people) nerves were not always identified.
I continued to have physio on what was originally a hamstring tear, which caused the popliteus muscle to become inflamed," Harrington, who has slumped to 43 in the world rankings, said on his website.
The posterolateral corner (PLC) is made up of the fibular collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, and popliteofibular ligament.
Garnett's pain, Rivers said, is caused by a different injury, a strained popliteus tendon in the back of his right knee that the team thought would heal with rest.