Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh

Course of sciatic nerve in thigh, general view

Image #183-2

KEYWORDS: Peripheral nervous system, Thigh.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh
Course of sciatic nerve in thigh, general view
The hamstring muscles (biceps, semitendinosus and semimembranosus) have been pulled aside to reveal the sciatic nerve in situ.
1 . Greater trochanter
2 . Gluteus maximus muscle (cut off)
3 . Posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (cut off)
4 . Fascial septum
5 . Sciatic nerve
6 . Biceps femoris muscle
7 . Vastus lateralis muscle (covered by iliotibial tract)
8 . Tibial nerve
9 . Popliteal fossa
10 . Common peroneal nerve
11 . Adductor magnus muscle
12 . Gracilis muscle
13 . Semitendinosus muscle
14 . Semimembranosus muscle
15 . Popliteal vein
16 . Popliteal artery
17 . Gastrocnemius muscle (heads of origin separated)
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