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POPLITEAL FOSSA

Anatomy-Lower Limb

POPLITEAL FOSSA

1. The boundaries of the fossa as shown below.
2. The roof of the fossa is formed by the fascia lata.
3. The floor (from above downwards) - femur => capsule of knee joint => popliteus.
4. The common peroneal nerve emerges from the lower lateral boundary.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [Accessed 7 Apr. 2019].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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