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Encyclopedia > Fascial compartments of thigh
Cross-section through the middle of the thigh. (Anterior compartment is at upper left; medial at center right; posterior at center bottom.

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 Download high-resolution version (683x700, 190 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fascial compartment Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 9 Quadriceps muscle Vastus... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (683x700, 190 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fascial compartment Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 9 Quadriceps muscle Vastus... Diagram of the human thigh bone In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... 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 thigh is usually divided into three compartments:[1] Diagram of the human thigh bone In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ...

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Anterior

It is supplied by the femoral nerve. It contains the knee extensors and hip flexors: sartorius - quadriceps (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis) - articularis genu. The Femoral Nerve supplies innervation the anterior portion of the leg. ... Grays FIG. 430– Muscles of the iliac and anterior femoral regions. ... Quads redirects here. ... The Rectus femoris muscle is one of the four quadriceps muscles of the human body. ... The Vastus lateralis muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Vastus intermedius muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The vastus medialis is the muscle that brings the kneecap inward, holding it in the position it should be. ... The Articularis genu (Subcrureus) is a small muscle, usually distinct from the Vastus intermedius, but occasionally blended with it; it arises from the anterior surface of the lower part of the body of the femur, and is inserted into the upper part of the synovial membrane of the knee-joint. ...


Medial

It is supplied by the obturator nerve. It contains the hip adductors: gracilis - pectineus - adductor brevis - adductor longus - adductor magnus The Obturator Nerve arises from the ventral divisions of the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves; the branch from the third is the largest, while that from the second is often very small. ... In human anatomy, the Adductor muscles of the hip is a group of five muscles of the hip. ... The Gracilis muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The pectineus muscle is a muscle in the inner thigh, by the femur. ... The Adductor brevis is situated immediately behind the Pectineus and Adductor longus. ... The adductor longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Adductor magnus is a large triangular muscle, situated on the medial side of the thigh. ...


Posterior

It is supplied by the sciatic nerve. It contains the knee flexors and hip extensors: biceps femoris - semitendinosus, semimembranosus This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The biceps femoris is a muscle of the thigh. ... The Semitendinosus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Semimembranosus 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. ^ Mnemonic at medicalmnemonics.com 2382

A mnemonic (pronounced in Received Pronunciation) is a memory aid, and most serve an educational purpose. ...

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