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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

Adductor Canal (Subsartorial Canal/ Hunter’s Canal)

The Adductor Canal is an intermuscular tunnel situated on the medial side of the middle one-third of the thigh. Adductor canal is 15cm long and stretches from the apex of the femoral triangle, above, to the tendinous opening in the adductor magnus, below. Adductor canal gives passage

Posterior Compartment of Thigh

The Posterior Compartment of Thigh is the gluteal fold above to the rear of the knee below. Cutaneous Innervation The nervous supply of skin of the back of the thigh is by following nerves Posterior cutaneous nerve of thigh goes superficially to long head of bicep femoris

Muscles of The Posterior Compartment of The Leg

Muscles of the posterior (flexor) compartment of the leg are divided into two groups, superficial and deep, separated by a layer of deep fascia. Generally, the muscles mainly plantarflex and invert the foot and flex the toes. The tibial nerve gives supply to all of them. Superficial

Deep Veins of The Leg

The Deep Veins of The Leg are located in the tight fascial compartment along the arteries. The major deep veins of the lower limb are as follows: Deep veins of the sole (example, medial and lateral plantar veins). Venae comitantes accompanying the dorsalis pedis, anterior tibial, and

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