popliteal fascia

pop·lit·e·al fas·ci·a

the fascia that covers the popliteal fossa, continuous with fascia lata superiorly and crural fascia inferiorly.
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It has been suggested that this overlying popliteal fascia is tensioned when the knee joint is extended (Gardner et al 1975).
Typically the lesser saphenous vein pierces the popliteal fascia, passing between the two heads of gastrocnemius to drain into the popliteal vein (Grant and Basmajian 1965, Hollinshead 1969, Gardner et al 1975, Woodburne and Burkel 1988, Moore and Dalley 2006).