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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


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.

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

Extensor Digitorum Longus

Extensor digitorum Longus emerges generally via the upper half of the medial side of the fibula lateral to and also above the origin of the extensor hallucis longus muscle, as well as prolongs superiorly over the lateral condyle of the tibia. The extensor digitorum longus muscle is

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