At full plantar flexion there was complete occlusion of the popliteal. MRI of the knee revealed no muscular, fascial or tendinous anomaly to explain the compression (see popliteal entrapment syndrome.)
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The relationships of the popliteal space are shown. The patient was taken to the operating room with a diagnosis of functional popliteal compression for exploration and adventitial lysis of the popliteal artery.
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