Medical Definition of Fossa poplitea

1. The diamond-shaped space posterior to the knee joint bounded superficially by the diverging biceps femoris and semimembranosus muscles above and inferiorly by the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle; deeply, the fossa is bound superiorly by the diverging supracondylar lines of the femur and the soleal line of the tibia inferiorly. Contents: tibial nerve, popliteal artery, vein, fat. Synonym: fossa poplitea, poples, ham, popliteal region, popliteal space, popliteus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossa Poplitea

fossa of Sylvius
fossa of anthelix
fossa of ductus venosus
fossa of helix
fossa of lacrimal gland
fossa of lacrimal sac
fossa of lateral malleolus
fossa olecrani
fossa ovalis
fossa ovarica
fossa parajejunalis
fossa paravesicalis
fossa poplitea (current term)
fossa provesicalis
fossa pterygoidea
fossa pterygopalatina
fossa radialis humeri
fossa retromandibularis
fossa rhomboidea
fossa sacci lacrimalis
fossa scaphoidea ossis sphenoidalis
fossa scarpae major
fossa subarcuata
fossa submandibularis
fossa subscapularis
fossa supraclavicularis major
fossa supraclavicularis minor

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