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Popliteal Pulse

 
 
 
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Overview

  • How to Measure

  • Bend the patient's knee to 90 degrees, gently grasp both sides of the knee joint and palpate within the popliteal fossa posteriorly.
  • Causes of Absent Pulse

  • Trauma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Shock
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