The extensor and fibular (lateral) compartments of the leg are intact together with gracilis, popliteus
, and soleus muscles.
Case 1 showing injuries involving the popliteus
tendon and popliteofibular ligament, the fabellofibular ligament, the biceps femoris tendon.
He received a popliteus
graft and common peroneal nerve neurolysis and transposition.
Furthermore, the popliteus
tendon in PSLM looks like the posterior segment of the lateral meniscus, as the popliteus
tendon runs on the articular surface of the LTP.
It is grooved laterally for the tendon of Popliteus
, which separates it from the fibular collateral ligament.
The most common overuse syndromes of the knee are iliotibial band friction syndrome, patellar tendinopathy, popliteus
tendinopathy and pes anserine bursitis.
tendon also contributes to lateral stability and should be evaluated for injury on knee MRI, but will not be discussed further in this article.
A lateral meniscus tear, a loose piece of bone or tissue in the joint, or a severe popliteus
tendon injury can usually be found on MRI, which is normal in your case.
A methodical approach to the problem is essential and the common sites of concealment are examined in sequence, including the recess proximal to the medial suprapatellar plica, the intercondylar notch, the popliteus
tunnel, the recess beneath the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, the posterolateral compartment and the posteromedial compartment.
42) The popliteus
tendon is at risk during the posterior part of the arthrotomy as it travels adjacent to the lateral meniscus posteriorly.
The medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle overlaps the popliteus
muscle and the SDF in its passage toward the calcaneus.