Posterior Compartment of Thigh and Popliteal Fossa

Learning Objectives

After reading this post you will know:

  • The contents of popliteal fossa.
  •  Origin, insertion, action and nerve supply of Hamstring muscles.
  • Longitudinal  arterial anastomosis in the posterior compartment of thigh and its clinical significance.
  • Boundaries , contents and applied anatomy of Popliteal fossa.
  • Branches of popliteal artery.
  • Muscles supplied by tibial nerve in the popliteal fossa.
  • Arterial anastomosis around knee joint.

Contents of Posterior Compartment of Thigh

Content of posterior compartment of thigh


Hamstring Muscles-  Characteristic Features, Origin, Insertion, Action and Nerve Supply

Hamstring muscles- characteristic features, origin, insertion and nerve supply .


Arterial Anastomosis In the Back of Thigh

Arterial anastomosis in the back of thigh and its clinical significance


Popliteal Fossa – Boundaries, Contents and Applied Anatomy

Popliteal fossa- boundaries, contents, and applied anatomy


Branches of Popliteal Artery and Muscles Supplied by  Tibial nerve In Popliteal Fossa

branches of popliteal artery, muscles supplied by tibial nerve in popliteal fossa


Arterial Anastomosis Around Knee Joint

Arterial anastomosis around knee joint

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