subpopliteal recess

(redirected from recessus subpopliteus)

sub·pop·lit·e·al re·cess

[TA]
the extension of the cavity of the knee joint between the tendon of the popliteus and lateral condyle of the femur.

subpopliteal recess

the smaller of two expansions in the synovial membrane of the knee that lies between the lateral meniscus and the tendon of the popliteus muscle and provides a low-friction surface for the movement of tendons associated with the joint. The larger expansion is the suprapatellar bursa.