Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh

General view of superficial vessels and nerves of left thigh; anterior muscles of right thigh

Image #185-3

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Thigh, Vasculature.

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Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh
General view of superficial vessels and nerves of left thigh; anterior muscles of right thigh
The tela subcutanea has been dissected to expose the cutaneous nerves and superficial vessels of the left thigh. On the right side the muscles of the thigh have been exposed and cleaned. Detailed close-ups of the superficial structures are shown in views 185-4, 189-4, 189-5, 189-6.
1 . Tensor fasciae latae muscle (pointer indicates insertion into Iliotibial tract)
2 . Sartorius muscle
3 . Adductor longus muscle
4 . Gracilis muscle
5 . Vastus lateralis muscle
6 . Rectus femoris muscle
7 . Vastus medialis muscle
8 . Patella
9 . Lateral patellar retinaculum
10 . Patellar ligament
11 . Medial patellar retinaculum
12 . Superficial inguinal lymph node
13 . Upper pointer: Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve Lower pointer: Femoral branch of genitofemoral nerve
14 . Upper pointer: Greater saphenous vein Lower pointer: Accessory saphenous vein
15 . Tela subcutanea
16 . Lateral femoral cutaneous vein
17 . Fascia lata
18 . Anterior cutaneous branch of femoral nerve
19 . Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve
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