Popliteal fossa. Lower limb. Popliteal fossa. The popliteal fossa is a diamond-shaped intermuscular space situated at the back of the knee
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Continuation of the femoral artery , begins when the latter passes through the adductor hiatus.
The popliteal artery is the deepest of the neurovascular structures in the poplitealfossa and is therefore difficult to palpate; however, a pulse can usually be detected by deep palpation medial to the midline.
The popliteal artery passes inferolaterally through the fossa and ends at the inferior border of the popliteus by dividing into the anterior and posteriortibial arteries.