Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Muscles, blood vessels and nerves of lower leg ankle, posterior view

Image #194-5

KEYWORDS: Ankle, Leg, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Muscles, blood vessels and nerves of lower leg ankle, posterior view
The crural fascia has been removed, although nerves and vessels that lay superficial to it have been retained. The flexor retinaculum (15) at the ankle has been opened to expose the posterior tibial vessels and the tibial nerve. Fat has been removed deep to the calcaneal tendon. The spiraling course of the fibres of the calcaneal tendon is evident in the photograph.
1 . Soleus muscle
2 . Posterior intermuscular septum
3 . Lesser saphenous vein
4 . Sural nerve
5 . Peroneus brevis muscle
6 . Lateral cutaneous sural nerve
7 . Tendo calcaneus
8 . Lateral malleolus
9 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle
10 . Posterior tibial artery
11 . Posterior tibial veins
12 . Tibialis posterior muscle (tendon)
13 . Tibial nerve
14 . Medial malleolus
15 . Flexor retinaculum
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