Popliteal Fossa


The popliteal fossa is the "kneepit" located in back of the knee where the femur and tibia bones meet.

Components of the Popliteal Fossa:

  • tibia nerve

  • popliteal artery

  • popliteal vein

  • end of the small saphenous vein

  • common peroneal nerve

  • lymph nodes

This is also the location of a very important acupuncture point called Bladder-40. It is considered to be the "command point" of the back and is important to consider for patients with back pain.

Holistic & Integrative Medicine

Temecula, California

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