Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of lateral aspect of left leg

Peroneal muscles separated; anterior and posterior intermuscular septa

Image #193-3

KEYWORDS: Leg, Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of lateral aspect of left leg
Peroneal muscles separated; anterior and posterior intermuscular septa
The muscles of the leg have beem separated from each other and from the anterior and posterior intermuscular septa that subdivide the leg into anterior, lateral and posterior compartments. The lateral compartment, containing the peroneus longus (1) and peroneus brevis (7) muscles, occupies the central portion of the dissected area. The anterior compartment lies to the left of the anterior intermuscular septum (2).
1 . Peroneus longus muscle
2 . Anterior intermuscular septum
3 . Extensor digitorum longus muscle
4 . Tibialis anterior muscle
5 . Muscular branch of anterior tibial artery
6 . Superficial peroneal nerve (dorsal intermediate cutaneous nerve)
7 . Peroneus brevis muscle
8 . Superficial peroneal nerve (dorsal medial cutaneous nerve)
9 . Peroneus tertius muscle
10 . Extensor hallucis longus muscle
11 . Dorsal intermediate cutaneous nerve
12 . Extensor retinaculum
13 . Gastrocnemius muscle
14 . Soleus muscle
15 . Posterior intermuscular septum
16 . Lesser saphenous vein
17 . Sural nerve
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