Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of lateral aspect of left leg

Muscles of leg, lateral view

Image #193-1

KEYWORDS: Fascia, Leg, Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of lateral aspect of left leg
Muscles of leg, lateral view
The tela subcutanea has been cut away and the crural fascia (18) has been removed above the region of the ankle. However, the cutaneous branches of the peroneal nerve (6,9,10) have been preserved distal to their points of exit through the crural fascia. These branches have been placed across the underlying muscles in positions that approximately parallel their original peripheral courses.
1 . Biceps femoris muscle (insertion)
2 . Tibial tuberosity
3 . Extensor digitorum longus muscle
4 . Tibialis anterior muscle
5 . Anterior intermuscular septum
6 . Superficial peroneal nerve (dorsal medial cutaneous nerve)
7 . Peroneus tertius muscle
8 . Tendon of extensor hallucis longus muscle (visible deep to crural fascia)
9 . Superficial peroneal nerve (dorsal intermediate cutaneous nerve)
10 . Lateral sural cutaneous nerve
11 . Common peroneal branch
12 . Lesser saphenous vein
13 . Gastrocnemius muscle
14 . Soleus muscle
15 . Posterior intermuscular septum
16 . Peroneus longus muscle
17 . Peroneus brevis muscle
18 . Crural fascia (blending below with superior extensor retinaculum)
19 . Tendo calcaneus (Achilles)