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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

Tensor Fasciae Latae

Tensor Fasciae Latae is a short thick muscle, which is located at the junction of the gluteal region and the upper part of the front of the thigh. Origin It appears from the outer lip of the iliac crest extending from the anterior superior iliac spine to

Posterior Compartment of The Leg

Posterior Compartment of The Leg is the biggest osseofascial compartment of the leg. Borders And Subdivisions Anterior: Posterior surfaces of the tibia, fibula, interosseous membrane, and posterior intermuscular septum. Posterior: Deep fascia of the leg extending from the medial border of the tibia to the posterior intermuscular


The popliteus is the smallest as well as most superior of the deep muscles inside the posterior portion of the leg. Through preventing lateral (external) rotation of the tibia at the femur it uncovers the prolonged knee on the beginning of flexion and also stabilizes the knee.

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

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