Popliteus Muscle

In this article we will discuss about the Popliteus Muscle. So, let’s get started.

Popliteus Muscle

It originates from the lateral surface of lateral condyle of femur and gets inserted into the posterior surface of tibia above soleal line. It is innervated by the tibial nerve and artery supply is through the popliteal artery. It’s chief action is unlocking the knee at the beginning of knee flexion by laterally rotating the femur over tibia and it is also attached to the meniscus and it draws the meniscus posteriorly in order to prevent meniscal injury as it may get crushed between tibia and femur as knee flexion progresses.

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