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Encyclopedia > Fascial compartments of leg
Cross-section through middle of leg. (Anterior compartment at upper left; lateral at center left; deep posterior at center; superficial posterior at bottom right.

On the human body, the limbs can be divided into segments, such as the arm and the forearm of the upper limb, and the thigh and the leg of the lower limb. If these segments are cut transversely, it is apparent that they are divided into multiple sections. These are called fascial compartments, and are formed by tough connective tissue septa. These compartments usually have a separate nerve and blood supply to their neighbours. The muscles in each compartment will often all be supplied by the same nerve. Image File history File links Gray440. ... Image File history File links Gray440. ... For other senses of this word, see leg (disambiguation). ... Human anatomy or anthropotomy is a special field within anatomy. ... Look up Limb in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In anatomy, an arm is one of the upper limbs of a two-legged animal. ... // The Human Forearm The forearm is the structure on the upper limb, between the elbow and the wrist. ... In humans, the upper limb is an anatomical term for the limb that is attached to the pectoral girdle. ... Diagram of the human thigh bone In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... For other senses of this word, see leg (disambiguation). ... In humans, the lower limb is an anatomical term for the limb that is attached to the pelvic girlde, what is commonly referred to as the leg. ... Look up septum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ...


The (lower) leg is divided into three compartments by the interosseous membrane of the leg): For other senses of this word, see leg (disambiguation). ...

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Anterior

It is supplied by the deep peroneal nerve and anterior tibial artery. The Deep fibular nerve (deep peroneal nerve) begins at the bifurcation of the common peroneal nerve, between the fibula and upper part of the Fibularis (Peronæus) longus, passes infero-medially, deep to Extensor digitorum longus, to the anterior surface of the interosseous membrane, and comes into relation with the... Anterior tibial artery and the muscles and bones of the leg - anterior view of right leg. ...


It contains the dorsiflexors (tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus, fibularis tertius).[1][2] The tibialis anterior is a muscle that spans the length of the tibia. ... The extensor hallucis longus is a muscle in the human leg and foot. ... The Extensor digitorum longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The fibularis tertius (also known as peroneus tertius) is a muscle of the human body located in the lower limb. ...


Lateral

It is supplied by the superficial peroneal nerve. The Superficial Fibular/Peroneal Nerve (musculocutaneous nerve of the leg) innervates the Peronei longus and brevis and the skin over the greater part of the dorsum of the foot. ...


It contains the evertors of the foot (fibularis longus, fibularis brevis).[3] The muscle peroneus longus (also known as fibularis longus) is a superficial muscle in the human leg, and acts to evert and plantar flex the ankle. ... The Fibularis brevis (or Peronæus brevis) lies under cover of the Peronæus longus, and is a shorter and smaller muscle. ...


Posterior

It is supplied by the tibial nerve. The Tibial Nerve The tibial nerve passes through the popliteal fossa to pass below the arch of soleus. ...


It contains the plantar flexors:[4]

The Popliteus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Flexor hallucis longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Flexor digitorum longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Tibialis posterior is the most central of all the leg muscles. ... A human calf The calf or sura is a pair of muscles—the gastrocnemius and soleus—at the back of the lower human leg. ... The gastrocnemius (pronounced ) muscle is a powerful superficial muscle that is in the back part of the lower leg (the calf). ... The soleus muscle and surrounding structures, from Grays Anatomy. ... The Plantaris muscle is a muscle of the human body. ...

See also

On the human body, the limbs can be divide into segments, such as the arm and the forearm of the upper limb, and the thigh and the leg of the lower limb. ...

References

  1. ^ Norman/Georgetown antlegdorsalfoot
  2. ^ Mnemonic at medicalmnemonics.com 1257
  3. ^ Norman/Georgetown latleg
  4. ^ Norman/Georgetown postleg

Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest... A mnemonic (pronounced in Received Pronunciation) is a memory aid, and most serve an educational purpose. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest...

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