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1

Superior boundaries of popliteal fossa

superolateral: biceps femoris

superomedial: semimembranosus, semitendinosus

2

Inferior boundaries of popliteal fossa

inferolateral: lateral head of gastroc

inferomedial: medial head of gastroc

3

Posterior roof of popliteal fossa

skin & fascia

4

Anterior floor of popliteal fossa

1. femur
2. oblique popliteal ligament
3. popliteus and its fascial covering

5

5 contents of popliteal fossa

1. popliteal a.
2. popliteal v.
3. tibial n.
4. common fibular n.
5. popliteal lymph nodes & vessels

6

a continuation of the femoral artery

popliteal a.

7

Where does the popliteal a. begin?

adductor hiatus

8

What is the deepest structure in the fossa?

popliteal a.

9

name of branches of popliteal a. that feed the knee and surrounding muscles

genicular brances

10

The popliteal a. ends at the inferior border of popliteus by dividing into ___ and _____ _____ ______.

anterior & posterior tibial a.

11

At the adductor hiatus, the femoral v. turns into ____ _____.

popliteal v.

12

lies close to & superficial to the popliteal a.

popliteal v.

13

larger terminal branch of sciatic n.

tibial n.

14

nerve superficial to v. and a., medial to common fibular n.

tibial n.

15

n. bisects fossa

tibial n.

16

What does the tibial n. give branches to?

1. gastrocnemius
2. soleus
3. plantaris
4. popliteus
5. medial sural cutaneous n.

17

What part of the tibial n. contributes to sural n.?

medial sural cutaneous n.

18

smaller terminal branch of sciatic n.

common fibular n.

19

n. that closely follows biceps femoris along superolateral boundary of the popliteal fossa before exiting out of the fossa superficial to lateral head of gastroc.

common fibular n.

20

What 2 branches does common fibular n. give off?

1. lateral sural cutaneous
2. sural communicating branch (contribution to sural n.)