Popliteus Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the popliteus muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the popliteus flashcards below.

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Lateral femoral condyle, joint capsule, lateral meniscus, head of the fibula


Posterior surface of tibia


  • Lateral rotation of the femur on the tibia
  • Medial rotation of the tibia on the femur
  • Protection of the lateral meniscus
  • Insignificant knee flexion


Tibial nerve (L5-S1)

Blood Supply

  • Popliteal artery (medial inferior genicular branch)
  • Posterior tibial artery (muscular branch)
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Would you like to learn more about the popliteus muscle? Then check out the popliteus muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Popliteus Muscle Anatomy

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