popliteal artery


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pop·lit·e·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
continuation of femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating (at the lower border of the popliteus muscle as it passes deep to the arcus tendineus of the soleus muscle) into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries; branches, lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria poplitea [TA]

popliteal artery

Etymology: L, poples, ham of the knee; Gk, arteria, airpipe
a continuation of the femoral artery, extending from the opening in the abductor magnus, passing through the popliteal fossa at the knee, dividing into 10 branches, and supplying various muscles of the thigh, leg, and foot. Its branches are the anterior tibial, posterior tibial, patellar rete, genicular articular, sural, medial superior genicular, lateral superior genicular, middle genicular, medial inferior genicular, and lateral inferior genicular.

pop·lit·e·al ar·te·ry

(pop-lit'ē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Continuation of the femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating (at the lower border of the popliteus muscle as it passes deep to the arcus tendineus of the soleus muscle) into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries; branches, lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria poplitea [TA] .

popliteal artery

continuation of femoral artery, deep within popliteal fossa; divides at inferior fossa to form anterior and posterior tibial arteries
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Two to six arteries are needed to form the extraneural arterial chain of the sciatic nerve, which pass to it from neighboring arteries, perforating, popliteal artery, inferior gluteal, and medial circumflex femoral at the certain level (Ugrenovic et al.
Branches of the popliteal artery (square) include the geniculate arteries that supply the patella.
Typically a multilobulated cystic structure arising from the popliteal artery causing arterial stenosis is seen.
Functional popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (FPAES) should be considered when symptoms like numbness or tingling are present, with or without paresthesias.
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The 6Fr size allows a smaller access site and multiple approach options when treating patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), which can be particularly important when treating stenoses or occlusions in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and the popliteal artery.
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Another important advance in arterial bypass grafting in diabetics with minimal inflow disease has been the concept of inflow grafts taken from the popliteal artery to more distal locations rather than the traditional location of the common femoral artery.
The incidence of pseudoaneurysms of the popliteal artery has been estimated in 0 to 3.