Thursday, July 26, 2007

Popliteal fossa


  • superior and medial: semitendinosus (semimembranosus is medial to the semitendinosus)
  • superior and lateral: biceps femoris
  • inferior and medial: medial head of gastrocnemius
  • inferior and lateral: lateral head of the gastrocnemius


  • popliteal artery (continuation of the femoral artery)
  • popliteal vein
  • tibial nerve
  • common peroneal nerve
  • popliteal lymph nodes embedded in the fat


  • Posterior Compartment of the Thigh,

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