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Post. Thigh - PT620

Notes, facts, questions from outline- Summer 2009

Name the muscles of the posterior thigh. Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus.
T/F - The short head of biceps fem. O=lat. lip linea aspera of femur the long head of biceps fem O=ischial tuberosity. True
The upper half of this muscle is fleshy. Semitendinosus m.
Pes Anserinus is formed by what muscles? insertions of sartorius, gracilis, semitendinosus.
Anserine bursa is located where? between tendons and tibial collateral ligament.
The upper half of this muscle is a long flat tendon. Semimembranosus m.
All muscles arising from the ischial tuberosity are __________. hamstrings
The part of the adductor magnus that arises from the ischial tuberosity is innervated by what? tibial portion of sciatic n.
What part of the biceps is NOT a hamstring? What nerve innervates this part? -Short head of the biceps. -Innervated by common peroneal n.
Where does the sciatic nerve diverge? close to upper end of politeal fossa.
Where does the common peroneal nerve go after it splits from the tibial n? laterally under cover of biceps femoris
Where does the tibial nerve go after it splits from the common peroneal nerve? straight down.
Name the vessels of the posterior thigh 1-Inferior Gluteal Artery. 2-Medial Femoral Circumflex Artery. 3-Four Perforating Arteries
What shape is the popliteal fossa? diamond shaped
What is the "roof" for the popliteal fossa? fascia lata
What is the "floor" for the popliteal fossa? femur, joint capsule, popliteus m.
What are the superior lateral and inferior lateral boundaries of the popliteal fossa? -Superior Lateral: biceps femoris m. -Inferior Lateral: lateral head of gastroc and plantaris m.
What are the superior medial and inferior medial boundaries of the popliteal fossa? -Superior Medial: semimembranosus and semitendinosus. -Inferior Medial: medial head of gastroc.
What are the contents of the popliteal fossa? fat, lymph nodes, nerve, vessels
At the INFERIOR part of the popliteal fossa the __(1)___ is most posterior, then the _(2)_, the __(3)___ is most anterior. 1-nerve. 2-vein. 3-artery.
Popliteal artery is a continuation of the _(1)___ artery after it passes through the ___(2)____ _______. 1- femoral artery. 2- adductor hiatis
What are the branches of the popliteal artery to the knee joint? 1.Lateral superior genicular artery. 2.Lateral inferior genicular artery. 3.Medial superior genicular artery. 4.Medial inferior genicular artery. 5.Middle Genicular
The popliteal artery ends by dividing into what two arteries? 1.Posterior tibial a. 2.Anterior tibial a.
Created by: christajtodd