The popliteal muscle
is a muscle
found in the leg
, localized behind the knee joint
. The popliteal muscle resembles a triangle that is attached to the tibia and femur, passing into the knee
cap. The popliteal muscle is innervated by the tibial nerve. It is responsible for the internal rotation and flexion of the leg
, as well as the stabilization of the knee joint
during rotation. Arthritis
and tendinitis are common conditions affecting the popliteal muscle, often caused by its rubbing against the knee.
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:44 PM by christelle.b.