Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Bursa of semimembranosus muscle, close-up posterior view

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Bursa of semimembranosus muscle, close-up posterior view
The bursa that lies between the medial head of the gastrocnemius and semimembranosus muscle has been opened longitudinally. The gastrocnemius has been retracted slightly to reveal the interior of the bursal sac.
1 . Popliteal fossa
2 . Popliteal vein
3 . Popliteal artery
4 . Popliteal lymph node
5 . Tibial nerve
6 . Muscular branch of tibial nerve
7 . Gastrocnemius muscle (lateral head)
8 . Sural nerve
9 . Semimembranosus muscle
10 . Gastrocnemius muscle (medial head)
11 . Bursa of semimembranosus muscle (opened)
12 . Semitendinosus muscle
13 . Body of tibia (covered by periosteum)