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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Popliteal Height (P): Measured as the vertical distance from the floor or the footrest surface to the popliteal space (which is the posterior surface of the knee) at 90[degrees]knee flexion (Agha, 2010).
It can be oval with no central clearing and, when appearing in the popliteal space, may be present as cellulitis.
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.