Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Muscles of deep posterior compartment of leg

Image #195-4

KEYWORDS: Leg, Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Muscles of deep posterior compartment of leg
The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles have been reflected upward. The deep transverse fascia of the leg, enclosing the flexor hallucis longus (13), the flexor digitorum longus (10) and the tibialis posterior (15), has been cut away except for a narrow band retained to indicate the fibrous character and thickness of the fascia.
1 . Gastrocnemius muscle (reflected superiorly and laterally)
2 . Soleus muscle (reflected)
3 . Tendo calcaneus
4 . Sartorius muscle
5 . Posterior tibial vein
6 . Tibial nerve
7 . Popliteus muscle
8 . Soleus muscle (origin from soleal line)
9 . Greater saphenous vein
10 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle (covered by deep transverse fascia of leg)
11 . Perforating vein (accompanied by cutaneous branch of posterior tibial artery)
12 . Posterior tibial artery
13 . Flexor hallucis longus muscle
14 . Medial surface of tibia
15 . Tibialis posterior muscle (tendon)
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