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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The popliteal fascia is then identified and incised just medial to the small saphenous vein.
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).