popliteal groove

groove for popliteus

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a groove on the lateral condyle of the femur between the epicondyle and the articular margin. Its anterior end gives origin to the popliteus muscle; its posterior end lodges the tendon of the muscle when the knee is fully flexed.

pop·lit·e·al groove

(pop-lit'ē-ăl grūv)
A groove on the lateral condyle of the femur between the epicondyle and the articular margin. Its anterior end gives origin to the popliteus muscle; its posterior end lodges the tendon of the muscle when the knee is fully flexed.
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The most common locations of deposition included the infrapatellar fat pad and anterior joint recess (87%), popliteal groove (78%), and intercondylar roof (69%).
Normally, popliteus muscle is attached to the lateral condyle of the femur at the anterior end of popliteal groove and to the back of the lateral meniscus both within the capsule of the knee joint.