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Popliteus

Popliteus

 Articulations :

 Action :

  • Rotates knee medially and flexes the leg on the thigh.

Origin :

  • Anterior part of the popliteal groove on lateral surface of lateral femoral condyle.

Insertion :

  • Posterior surface of tibia in a fan−like fashion, just superior to the popliteal line.

Innervation :

  • Tibial nerve (L4, L5, S1)

Arterial Supply :

  • Medial inferior genicular branch of popliteal artery and muscular branch of posterior tibial artery.

Depth :

  • Superficial
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