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Lower Limb

Leg Muscles

Muscles of the leg include muscles of the thigh and foot. Leg muscles functions to perform all the motions and movements of the lower limb like standing, running, dancing etc. Leg muscles can be divided into 3 compartments: Anterior compartment, posterior compartment and lateral compartment. Muscles of

Quadriceps Femoris

Quadriceps Femoris is a muscle and is thus referred to as because it is composed of 4 parts: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius. It’s supplied by the femoral nerve. It creates the majority of the mass on the anterior aspect of the thigh

Profunda Femoris Artery (Deep Femoral Artery)

Deep Femoral Artery is the main supplier of blood to the muscles of all the 3 compartments of the thigh and is the biggest branch of femoral artery. It is also known as profunda femoris artery. The Deep Femoral Artery originates by Lateral side of femoral artery

Lateral Compartment of The Leg

Boundaries Anterior: Anterior intermuscular septum. Posterior: Posterior intermuscular septum. Medial: Lateral surface of the fibula. Lateral: Deep fascia of the leg. Contents Muscles: Peroneus longus and peroneus brevis. Nerve: Superficial peroneal nerve. Artery: The lateral compartment of the leg doesn’t have its own artery. Veins: Small unnamed

Tibiofibular Joints

There are 3 joints between the tibia and fibula: (a) superior tibiofibular, (b) middle tibiofibular, and (c) inferior tibiofibular. Superior Tibiofibular Joint The superior tibiofibular joint is a small plane type of synovial joint between the head of fibula and the lateral condyle of tibia. It might

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