Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus muscles; posterior tibial vessels; nerve supply to deep part of soleus muscle

Image #195-5

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

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus muscles; posterior tibial vessels; nerve supply to deep part of soleus muscle
The muscles and blood vessels within the deep compartment have been separated and more fully exposed than in the previous view. In addition, the small penniform component of the deep aspect of the soleus has been dissected to reveal the nerves and blood vessels that supply this portion of the muscle.
1 . Tibial nerve
2 . Muscular branch tibial nerve (to deep part of soleus)
3 . Sural arteries
4 . Soleus muscle
5 . Popliteal vein
6 . Muscular branch of tibial nerve (to flexor hallucis longus muscle)
7 . Popliteus muscle
8 . Posterior tibial artery
9 . Soleus muscle (origin from soleal line)
10 . Peroneal artery (accompanied by peroneal veins)
11 . Posterior tibial veins
12 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle
13 . Flexor hallucis longus muscle
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