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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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Five injuries were isolated or associated with partial tears of the gastrocnemius or popliteus muscle.
As the morphology of the popliteus muscle in situ is rarely discussed in relationship to musculoskeletal assessment of the knee region, the purpose of this paper was to present the clinical anatomy of this muscle.
As this paper is concerned with the morphology of the popliteus muscle, readers interested in the function of this muscle are referred to a recent review (Nyland et al 2005).
The thick fascia covering the popliteus muscle completes the floor distally (Figure 4) (Grant and Basmajian 1965, Hollinshead 1969, Woodburne and Burkel 1988).
The PT length was measured as the distance from the attachment of lateral epicondyle to the popliteus muscle tendon junction (PMTJ) by using a flexible wire.
All but one cadaver, it was observed that the medial part of the popliteus muscle fibers was merged with the capsule along a line just superomedial to the PMTJ (Table I).
(7) The deep lamina of the third layer contains the popliteofibular ligament (PFL), arcuate ligament, and the popliteus muscle and tendon complex.
(15) Under direct varus loading, the LCL fails first, followed by the PFL, and then the popliteus muscle belly.
We observed the popliteal artery (PPA) ending normally at about the distal border of the popliteus muscle, where it divided to give the ATA and a PTPT, and at 2.5 cm distal to the ATA, this trunk bifurcated yielding an PA laterally and the PTA medially.
This high division was described as "at a level above the middle of the posterior surface of the popliteus muscle" (Adachi).
We observed a very rare sesamoid bone (cyamella) in the popliteus muscle of a 48--year--old male cadaver.
KEY WORDS: Cadaver; Cyamella; Popliteus muscle; Sesamoid bone.