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Popliteus muscle

The popliteus muscle is the smallest and most superior of the deep muscles in the posterior compartment of the leg.


  • origin:
    • lateral femoral condyle
  • insertion:
    • posterior surface of proximal tibia
  • action:
    • stabilizes knee joint (resists lateral rotation of tibia on femur)
    • unlocks knee joint (laterally rotates femur on fixed tibia)
  • arterial supply:
  • innervation:

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