What is the crease behind your knee called?

The Popliteal Fossa is a diamond-shaped space behind the knee joint. It is formed between the muscles in the posterior compartments of the thigh and leg.

What makes up the borders of the popliteal fossa?

The popliteal fossa has 4 main borders made from posterior muscles and tendons of the leg and thigh; Superomedial border = Tendons of semimembranosus with the semitendinosus superficial to it. Superolateral border = Tendon of biceps femoris. Inferomedial border = medial head of gastrocnemius.

What is the clinical significance of the popliteal fossa?

The popliteal fossa is a diamond-shaped depression located posterior to the knee joint. Important nerves and vessels pass from the thigh to the leg by traversing through this fossa. These include the two terminal branches of the sciatic nerve, the popliteal vessels and short saphenous vein.

What does it mean when the back of your leg hurts behind the knee when walking?

Two common conditions that cause pain behind the knee are a posterior cruciate ligament injury and a popliteal cyst (Baker’s cyst).

What is popliteal surface of femur?

The popliteal surface is located on the caudodistal part of body of femur: it is smooth triangular area bounded laterally by the continuation of the medial and lateral lips of facies aspera, and distally by the intercondylar line.

What causes swelling in the popliteal fossa?

A Baker’s cyst, also called a popliteal (pop-luh-TEE-ul) cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid, which can lead to a Baker’s cyst.

What is cubital fossa Mnemonic?

A useful mnemonic to remember the contents of the cubital fossa is, from medial to lateral: My Brother Throws Rad Parties.

How do you remember the femoral triangle?

As well as these boundaries, the femoral triangle also has a floor and a roof. The floor is comprised of four muscles that can be easily remembered by using the mnemonic APPI (adductor longus, pectineus, psoas major and illiacus muscles). The roof is formed by the fascia lata, superficial fascia, and the skin.