Popliteal fossa anatomy (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic to remember popliteal fossa anatomy (medial-to-lateral arrangement) is:

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The lateral and medial heads of the gastrocnemius muscle form the inferolateral and inferomedial border respectively.

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 22507
Section: Mnemonics, Anatomy
Tag: refs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: popliteal fossa (diagram)
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