popliteal fossa

Palpation of the popliteal fossa

The borders of the lozenge-shaped popliteal fossa are formed by the gastrocnemii, the biceps femoris and the semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles. The bottom is formed by the posterior capsule and the popliteus muscle .The popliteal fossa is covered by a fascia. The lozenge is vertically crossed (from lateral to medial) by: the tibial nerve, popliteal …

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Popliteal Cyst in the Child

Basics Description Popliteal cyst is a painless soft-tissue mass in the medial popliteal fossa behind the knee.   Epidemiology Most common soft-tissue lesion about the knee in children Affects children 2-14 years old Incidence Incidence decreases after 9 years of age.   Prevalence Twice as common in males   Risk Factors Most are isolated cases. …

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