Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Popliteus muscle, close-up view

Image #196-1

KEYWORDS: Leg, Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Popliteus muscle, close-up view
The heavy fascia that covered the popliteus has been cut away.
1 . Muscular branch of tibial nerve (stretched)
2 . Popliteus muscle (tendon of origin emerging through capsule of knee joint)
3 . Subpopliteal recess
4 . Muscular branch of tibial nerve (to tibialis posterior muscle)
5 . Muscular branch of tibial nerve (to popliteus muscle)
6 . Anterior tibial artery
7 . Posterior tibial artery
8 . Soleus muscle (origin)
9 . Peroneal artery
10 . Flexor hallucis longus muscle
11 . Tibialis posterior muscle
12 . Lateral head of gastrocnemius muscle
13 . Lateral inferior genicular artery
14 . Popliteal artery
15 . Oblique popliteal ligament
16 . Semimembranosus muscle (insertion)
17 . Medial inferior genicular artery
18 . Popliteus muscle
19 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle
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