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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

Metatarsal Bones

The Metatarsal Bones or Metatarsus are a group of five long bones in the foot. All these are 5 tiny long bones. The 5 metatarsal bones collectively make up the metatarsus. They can be numbered from medial to lateral sides as first, second, third, fourth, and fifth.

Obturator Externus

Obturator Externus is a fan-shaped muscle being located above and lateral to the pectineus.  It’s not a muscle of adductor compartment but its here due to its close relationship with the structures of the adductor compartment of the thigh.   Origin It originates from the outer surface

Dorsalis Pedis Artery

Dorsalis Pedis Artery is the main artery of the dorsum of the foot. The dorsalis pedis artery is the just the continuation of the anterior tibial artery. So it starts as the anterior tibial artery passes by the ankle joint.   Origin The dorsalis pedis artery is

Ligaments of the Knee Joint

The significant ligaments of the knee joint are as follows: Capsular ligament. Ligamentum patellae. Tibial and fibular collateral ligaments. Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. Medial and lateral menisci. The other secondary ligaments of the knee joint are as follows: Oblique popliteal ligament. Arcuate popliteal ligament. Transverse ligament.

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